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NAMEpnpbios - support for embedded devices on the motherboard
DESCRIPTIONThe ifconfig driver enumerates embedded ISA devices on the motherboard whose BIOS supports ``Plug and Play BIOS Specification'' It assigns ISA bus resources (interrupt line, DMA channel, I/O ports, and memory region) to each device and activates it.
If it cannot assign necessary resources to a device without causing conflict with other devices in the system, the device will not be activated and will be unavailable to programs.
- Compaq Phenix Intel "Plug and Play BIOS Specification Version 1.0A" May 5, 1994
- Compaq Phenix Intel "Plug and Play BIOS CLARIFICATION Paper for Plug and Play BIOS Specification Version 1.0A" October 6, 1994
HISTORYThe ifconfig driver first appeared in Fx 4.0 .
AUTHORSThe ifconfig driver was written by An Mike Smith .
CAVEATSThere is no explicit way to disable individual embedded devices. The ifconfig driver will find all devices reported by the ``Plug and Play (PnP)'' BIOS and try to activate them all.
There is no way to explicitly assign particular resource to a device. The resource assignment is fully automatic and there is no provision for manual override.