cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/config chapter.sgml

Warner Losh imp at
Fri Jan 14 12:52:36 PST 2005

> In fact with old ISA cards and 4.X, you have to pass some settings to
> the card (I/O port, IRQ, etc.), and the easiest way to do it is via the
> kernel config line (it's possible to override at boot these settings but
> not easy, if my memories are good), so in that case the modules bring
> nothing.  To sum up, it may be a good thing to push ISA NIC users to
> build a custom kernel to support their cards.  I'd even add does it
> worth to talk too much about ISA NICs?

Non PNP cards, yes.  In 5.x, you can add a few lines to loader.conf
and/or device.hints and load just fine.


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