Problems with fxp0 on T30 with 5.1-RELEASE

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Fri Jul 18 15:00:58 PDT 2003

> From: "stark" <stark at>
> Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 17:46:51 -0400 (EDT)
> > ps2 is the IBM utility to adjust BIOS parameters. While these can also
> > be adjusted under Windows, many are never written to CMOS and are lost
> > on re-boot. (Windows re-loads them from the registry.) ps2 will change
> > the values in CMOS memory.
> I couldn't get ps2 to tell me anything interesting, but I entered the
> BIOS and put 5,7,9,10,11 for the first 5 PCI IRQ ids and left the last
> three on auto and ta-da!  everything seems to be working.
> I'm using the GENERIC 5.1-RELEASE kernel so it's using cbb already
> (someone had asked that) and I can't see that anything else is failing
> (I don't have wi-fi and I had already disabled serial, IR, and parallel,
> so USB is the only thing left :) 
> Woo-Hoo!  This is the first time I've had 5.x working completely on
> my laptop.  I'm very very appreciative.  Thanks everyone!
> (Now we should probably find out WHY we have to set the IRQ assignments
> manually, but seeing as it works I'm not in a rush to find out.  Feel
> free to suggest code changes and I'll be a guinea pig though :)

Great to hear that it's working.

Now I just wonder why you had to do this. My T30 has standard IRQs
(most everything shares 11) and I have not seen this. My fxp0 works
fine with CURRENT and has worked for quite some time, maybe since
pre-5.0-Release. I typically update the system about once a week.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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