I am running a dual-boot Linux/Win95 system. I normally run Linux
almost all the time, but today I decided I wanted to reboot to W95 to
play Master of Orion 2, which meant I needed to reinstall the 3com
network drivers to copy the files from my wife's W95 PC. When I did
that, somehow the 3com card got its IRQ reassigned to 5, which
conflicts with my SB16 sound card. For various reasons, I can't/don't
want to change the SB IRQ, so somehow I need to find a way to reset,
clear, or reassign the IRQ chosen by the 3com card. I tried forcing the
IRQ to change in 95 (to 11 or 12), but the IRQ displayed for the network
card on boot remained at 5. After many more attempts at this and
several remove/install cycles of the drivers, 95 won't boot anymore
(this is not what I care about right now; the partition is there for
games and -har-har- hardware reconfiguration).
I have powered off the system, pulled the card from the system, reset
the PnP stuff in the BIOS setup, all to no avail. Is there anyway to
reconfigure this card, preferably from Linux or a DOS boot disk? BTW,
the provided diagnostics only display the IRQ, they don't allow to
I am running RedHat Linux 5.1 on a Abit IT5H motherboard. I also have
PCI Linksys and WD8013 network cards in this machine. BTW, the 3com
card is working fine; I can ping thru it. But it is effectively
disabling my sound card by taking the wrong IRQ.
Any help is greatly appreciated; please reply by email also.