> > > 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?
> Why?

Because you can't use their IRQs anyway; the PnP data for devices like 
that is a statement of fact - IRQ 7 is connected to the super-IO chip and 
you simply *CANNOT* use it for another device.

> Also, is there any system in place so that I can tell a device to
> go away?  (one that isn't pccard/cardbus) ?

Not at this time, no.  Why would you want to, short of reloading the 

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