Re: PCI oddities on Dell Inspiron 5000e w/ 2.4.x

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 12:48:04 EST

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Jeff Lessem wrote:
> In your message of: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 20:37:15 PST, you write:
> >Hmm.. You shouldn't be loading any i82365 module at all. You should load
> >the "yenta_socket" module.
> I had gone back to my old ways of useing the external PCMCIA stuff.
> Here are the relevant lspci --vvxx listings using the yenta driver
> builtin to the kernel. The main difference I notice between the
> working and broken setup is that the memory locations of the CardBus
> controller are different.

That should be harmless - they are both unique, and it's just due to
different PCI region allocation for the new PCI code (and when
soft-booting from an older setup it will remember and honor the old

The much more likely cause is the "magic registers" for the Texas
Instruments PCI1225, namely

                works broken

        81: b0 90
        a8: 11 10

Although it worries me a bit that your second controller also seems to
have differences in the BridgeCtl thing (16bInt).

Can you try if a broken setup is fixed by doing a

        setpci -s 00.04.0 81.b=b0
        setpci -s 00.04.0 a8.b=11
        setpci -s 00.04.1 81.b=b0
        setpci -s 00.04.1 81.b=11

or similar?

Also, how much memory does this machine have? That "13ff0000" does worry
me a bit..


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