Resolving IRQ conflicts with 4.8

fbsd_user fbsd_user at
Sat Nov 8 13:33:40 PST 2003

I think your problem is that you have not searched this mailing list
archives. This answer about sound card and my previous msg about nic
and modem pci cards not being found are in the archives. You really
should do some home work and search the archives before asking

I believe the unknown device FAQ is for pci Nics and pci Modems.
Sound cards are different story.

I've found that FreeBSD 4.x so far has supported every odd sound
card I've thrown its way.

Even (especially!) those on-board sound things built into
motherboards and laptops these days.  FreeBSD supports them all (and
Windows usually doesn't without the special CD-Rom from the
motherboard manufacturer.)

Just add "device pcm" to your kernel conf file, build a new kernel,
and I'll bet almost any sound card will work on reboot.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Howse [mailto:chowse at]
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 2:17 PM
To: fbsd_user at; freebsd-questions at
Subject: RE: Resolving IRQ conflicts with 4.8

> The problem you describe is becoming common in the 4.x versions of
> I have seen these solutions voiced previously in this list.
> 1. Check the PC's bios, look for a toggle to disable plug-n-play
> function.
> 2. Check that your PCI cards are not in the first or last PCI
> expansion
> slot on the motherboard.
> 3 add   option   PCI_ENABLE_IO_MODES
> to your kernel source and recompile. See LINT
> 4. add   device  puc
>          option  PUC_FASTINTR
> to your kernel source and recompile. See LINT
> 5. Follow bug fix using this url
> 6. check /var/boot/dmesg.boot file to see if your pci cards are
> found
> as unknown. See FBSD FAQ for instructions on how to fix.
> Try one of the above one at a time until your problem goes away.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Charles
> Howse
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 10:27 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Resolving IRQ conflicts with 4.8
> Hi,
> If this post is considered off-topic, forgive me. Perhaps someone
> might be
> willing to work with me off-list?
> I have 3 PCI devices using IRQ 9!
> The modem, nic and built-in sound card.
> I've physically removed the modem, because it was being detected
> before the
> nic, and I had no ability to network.
> In BIOS, I have PnP OS set to "No".
> There is a setting to allow resources to be controlled manually,
> this
> defaults to "Legacy ISA device".
> Since I have no ISA devices, this won't work.
> I noticed from output of dmesg, that it does some probing for PnP
> devices:
> Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0:
> ppbus0: <Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 1100.1.0> PRINTER MLC,PCL,PJL
> What, if anything can I do so that I can have my nic, modem, and
> sound card
> detected during boot?
> --

Thanks for the reply, this is excellent information.
Moving the modem away from the last PCI slot allowed it to be

I still have the on-board sound device listed as "unknown", so I
jumped from your suggestion #2 to #6.
(Device listed as "unkown".)
I have not recompiled the kernel yet.

I have refered to the FBSD FAQ you referenced, and have an issue

Pnpinfo does not list any PnP devices, so I have to use pciconf -vl.
Here is it's output re the sound card:

none0 at pci0:18:0: class=0x040100 card=0x13711274 chip=0x13711274
Vendor = 'Creative (was: Ensoniq)'
Device = 'ES1371, ES1373 Audio PCI'
Class = multimedia
Subclass = audio

(I've typed this from my notes, capitals and tabs may be incorrect.)

The FAQ says:

Alternatively, if pnpinfo(8) does not list the card in question,
pciconf(8) can be used instead. This is part of the output from
-vl for an onboard sound chip:

# pciconf -vl
chip1 at pci0:31:5:        class=0x040100 card=0x00931028
rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Intel Corporation'
    device   = '82801AA 8xx Chipset AC'97 Audio Controller'
    class    = multimedia
    subclass = audio
Here, you would use the chip value, ``0x24158086''.

You should first make a backup of sio.c just in case things go
You will also need it to make the patch to submit with your PR (you
going to submit a PR, are you not?) then edit sio.c and search for

static struct isa_pnp_id sio_ids[] = {
then scroll down to find the correct place to add the entry for your
device. The entries look like this, and are sorted on the ASCII
ID string which should be included in the comment to the right of
line of code along with all (if it will fit) or part of the Device
Description from the output of pnpinfo(8):

{0x0f804f3f, NULL},     /* OZO800f - Zoom 2812 (56k Modem) */
{0x39804f3f, NULL},     /* OZO8039 - Zoom 56k flex */
{0x3024a341, NULL},     /* PMC2430 - Pace 56 Voice Internal Modem */
{0x1000eb49, NULL},     /* ROK0010 - Rockwell ? */
{0x5002734a, NULL},     /* RSS0250 - 5614Jx3(G) Internal Modem */
Add the hexadecimal Vendor ID for your device in the correct place,
the file, rebuild your kernel, and reboot. Your device should now be
found as an sio device as it was under FreeBSD 3.X

My issue is:
Apparently, it is important to add the new listing in the correct
in sio.c, as well as adding the ASCII Vendor ID String.
Since I had to get the device info from pciconf instead of pnpinfo,
have no 7 character ASCII Vendor ID String (like RSS0250 in the
example above).
There is no example on how to format a new entry if you only have
output from pciconf. should my new entry look and where should I place it in

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