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SETPNP(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  SETPNP(8)

       setpnp - modify Plug and Play BIOS device resources

       setpnp [-b] device resource...
       setpnp [-b] device {on|off}

       This  utility updates the system resource information for Plug and Play
       BIOS device nodes.  A device is specified by  its  two-digit  hex  node
       number.   In  its first form, a list of resources are given on the com-
       mand line.  Alternatively, a  device  can  either  be  simply  switched
       ``on'' (reset to its boot configuration) or ``off'' (all resources dis-

       There are four  types  of  resources:  ``io'',  ``mem'',  ``irq'',  and
       ``dma''.  A resource list consists of one or more space-separated pairs
       of a resource type with one or more values.  Multiple  values  for  one
       resource  type  can  be separated by commas.  Values can also either be
       unitary or dash-separated ranges.  For example:

              setpnp 0d io 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3
              setpnp 12 io 0x350-0x35f,0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 irq 10
              setpnp 0b irq off

       The order of items of different types is not  important,  but  if  more
       than one item of the same type is present, their relative order is sig-
       nificant.  The Plug and Play BIOS  will  reject  invalid  configuration
       attempts;  however, setpnp will not attempt to determine why a configu-
       ration was rejected.

       By default, current (dynamic) device configuration information is modi-
       fied.   With  the -b option, a device's boot (static) configuration can
       be updated.  Some devices may only be reconfigured  for  the  following
       boot.  Be especially careful when modifying your system's boot configu-
       ration.  Improper use of this command may disable vital system  devices
       and render your system unbootable.

       -b     Boot  mode:  update the device resource information that will be
              used at next boot (as opposed to current resource info).


       /proc/bus/pnp/...     The kernel  interface  for  Plug  and  Play  BIOS
                             device services.

       David Hinds - dahindsATusers.net


pcmcia-cs                     2001/10/04 03:11:23                    SETPNP(8)