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SubjectRe: ne2000 (ISA) & test11+
> Taco IJsselmuiden wrote:
> >
> > Second: I'm having problems loading my ne2000 (ISA) card as a module since
> > test11 (test10 + 2.2.17 works perfectly. Haven't tried 2.2.18...):
> >
> > When loading the module with 'modprobe ne io=0x360 irq=4' it says:
> >
> > /lib/modules/2.4.0-prerelease/kernel/drivers/net/ne.o: init_module: No
> > such device or address
> > Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
> > including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
> >
<snip>
> Since ne.c doesn't allow modular autoprobing, there was always an i/o
> address present, and hence you could still load the module even if
> there was a potential i/o space conflict.
>
> In test11 and newer, check_region() is gone and an unconditional
> request_region() takes place, which will not allow any i/o space
> conflict. In your case, 0x360 is suspect since a ne2000 is 0x20
> wide in i/o space and you are probably bumping into either:
>
> 0376-0376 : ide1
> 0378-037a : parport0
>
> Check your /proc/ioports, and relocate your ne card as appropriate.
Yep, that does the trick ;)
Thanks.

<pondering>
Hmm, so all this time I've had an io-conflict ...
Maybe my box will get even more stable now ;))
</pondering>

Cheers,
Taco.
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