[lug] isapnp troubles

Rob Riggs rob at pangalactic.org
Mon Sep 20 22:41:23 MDT 1999

jeff wrote:
> when I run isapnp with this syntax:
> from root level prompt...
>                                             /sbin/pnpdump /etc/isapnp.conf
> I get this response
>                             port address /etc/isapnp.conf (0x0000) out of
> range 0x203..0x3ff
> what am I doing wrong?

You have either failed to read and comprehend the pnpdump man page or you
are trying to use "pnpdump" when you mean "isapnp".

pnpdump expects only two optional arguments, the number of devices and the
starting port address. It will also accept a number of command line options.
Both of the optional arguments are numeric, and it tries to parse the
argument as a number. It's obviously having a hard time converting
"/etc/isapnp.conf" to any numeric value.

If you want to dump the output of pnpdump to /etc/isapnp.conf, then you will
need to do it like so: "/sbin/pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf". If you are trying
to reset the PnP configuration with the contents of /etc/isapnp.conf, then
you will need to use: "/sbin/isapnp /etc/isapnp.conf"

Rob Riggs
Technical Staff
Tummy.com, Ltd.

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