> <<On Tue, 24 Apr 2001 16:19:59 -0700, Dima Dorfman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> > This is not a bug.  This is an FAQ.  So much that it's actually
> > documented in (*gasp!*) the FAQ:
> Unfortunately, the A in the FAQ is wrong.
> The ``can't assign resources'' messages indicate that the devices are
> legacy ISA devices for which a non-PnP-aware driver is compiled into
> the kernel.

Actually, this isn't true; these drivers are for the most part PnP-aware, 
the problem is that the hints are processed before the PnP data, so when 
hints for these drivers are present, the devices instantiated by the PnP 
data can't get at their resources (because they're already taken).

> These include devices such as keyboard controllers, the
> programmable interrupt controller chip, and several other bits of
> standard infrastructure.  The resources can't be assigned because
> there is already a driver using those addresses.

The only devices which can't correctly be handled using PnP data right 
now are console devices, due to our need to have console support before 
the device subsystem is initialised.  (Keyboard, mouse, video).

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