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SubjectRe: 2.4.12-ac3 floppy module requires 0x3f0-0x3f1 ioports
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Alan Cox wrote:
> Maciej Zenczykowski wrote:
>> Is there any reason why the floppy module requires
>> the ioport range 0x3f0-0x3f1 in order to load? On
>> my computer /proc/ioports reports this range as used
>> by PnPBIOS PNP0c02, thus the floppy module cannot
>> reserve the range 0x3f0-0x3f5 and refuses to load.
>
> This is a bug in the PnPBIOS experimental code -
> turn off PnPBIOS and/or update for the moment

A fix for this problem went in to 2.4.13-ac2. Please
try that kernel (or a later -ac kernel) and report back.

--
Thomas

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