[ltp] infrared ports

dan moylan linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 17:02:27 UT

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tino keitel writes:

> You can enable and disable those devices using setpnp
> from the pcmcia-cs package.

looking through the three rh-7.3 distribution disks, i
see no pcmcia-cs package per se.  the only thing close
that i find is:


and when i enter:

	rpm -q -i kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.27-18

i am told that the package is installed.  what does this
amount to?  it appears i am running kernel 2.4.18-3, either

	vmlinux-2.4.18-3 or vmlinuz-2.4.18-3

via grub.  (never did understand what the difference
between these two was).

none the less, setpnp is not found.

> This requires a kernel driver for the PNP-BIOS. You
> get this by using a pcmcia-socket driver with PNP
> support (from the pcmcia-cs package) or by using a
> recent ac-kernel.

boot/config-2.4.18-3 contains the following line:

	# CONFIG_PNPBIOS is not set

looks as though it should be, but is it ok just to
modify that file, like:


i'm diffident about modifying things i don't understand.

> setpnp also allows you to change the resources (irq,
> dma, io) used by the devices.

that would indeed be wonderful.

sorry to be so ignorant, but i haven't a clue as to how
to proceed from here.


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