On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, Alfred Perlstein wrote:

>* Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [010331 12:41] wrote:
>> > This is cute...
>> >
>> > If you disable a device using /boot/device.hints like so:
>> > hint.ppc.0.disabled="1"
>> > hint.ppc.1.disabled="1"
>> > hint.ppbus.0.disabled="1"
>> > hint.ppbus.1.disabled="1"
>> >
>> > you get this:
>> > ppc1: <ECP parallel printer port> at port 0x378-0x37f,0x778-0x77b irq 7 drq 3 on
>> >  isa0
>> That's because the PnP entity is still matched.  You can't disable PnP
>> devices; it just doesn't work that way. 8)
>You mean it's impossible to disable lpt/floppy in a pnp system
>and use thier IRQs for anything else unless you remove the drivers
>from the kernel?
>Also, is there any system in place so that I can tell a device to
>go away?  (one that isn't pccard/cardbus) ?

I thought you had to disable hardware in the bios to make it actually go
away, otherwise an interrupt is still "there" even if FreeBSD isn't
putting the usual device driver on it.

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