setting IRQ manually
Posted on 2001-08-24
Here's my configuration:
PII 350 - 384 RAM - 26 Gb
running SuSE 7.1 with 2.4 kernel
2 network cards: D-Link 528 (eth0 for internet connection, dhcp) and an additional 3Com 3c905 (eth1 for dmz, fixed IP)
I want to use this pc as a gateway for an older win95, but
I first was unable to get 'm to work, both of 'm: I just got eth0 was not activated... same for eth1.
Had no idea what so ever why this happened (before I installed the second card, SuSE was perfectly able to install and configure my card for internet connection).
Finally I found what the error was: IRQ conflict with my MS natural keyboard-USB-hub (don't ask :)
Another odd thing I noticed was that during startup, not one of the cards could be started, but I did get online with my eth0 after I got in KDE (no idea why).
So here's my question: how can I manually set the IRQ for those 3 devices (hub, eth0 and eth1)? Disabling the usb-hub is not an option, since my keyboard and mouse are usb (well, keyboard 50/50).
I checked the IRQ settings in the SuSE control panel and I have plenty of IRQ's left to use.
If it's possible to give a detailed explanation (when it comes to really really fiddling with linux, I'm a semi-noobie :)
And what IRQ's are safe to use (*keeps in mind the standard irq's for keyboard etc*)
tnx in advance!