On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 09:50:58 -0500, Chris Gaeth wrote:

> Hello,
> Having some problems with my RedHat 9 install and I'm hoping
> someone could give me a hand. I am fairly new to Linux, not a beginner
> but no where near savy either. I have installed RedHat 9 on a box that
> is already running WinXP with dual displays. All devices work in XP and
> my goal is to do the same with RedHat and eventually have that as the
> primary OS. Here is my config;
>
> ASUS P4S8X Motherboard SiS 648 Chipset,SiS900 onboard NIC,Firewire &
> USB2.0
> Pentium 4 2.53 GHz CPU
> 1.5 GB RAM
> 120GB Hard Drive (20GB set aside for RedHat)
> ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500DV AGP (Primary)
> ATI Rage 128 PCI (Secondary)
> SoundBlaster Audigy Platnium
> Plextor DVD ROM/CD-RW
> CD ROM
> Ext. HP DVD200e DVD writer (FireWire connected)
>
>
> I have installed RH9 in a dual boot mode. I can successfully boot both
> OSes. RH appears to boot ok, displays GUI login and seems to run X
> windows ok on the primary monitor. Sound, and the NIC do not work. It
> says they are detected but do not function. According to Windows Device
> Manager both are on IRQ 19 but when I use the GUI Net Conf in RedHat the
> IRQs for the NIC only go up to 15.


I suspect that this is your problem. Run the command
"cat /proc/pci" to determine what IRQ Linux thinks these cards
are using. Try installing the appropriate NIC driver (you didn't
say which NIC it was) using the "modprobe " command from
a root shell. If it says something like "device busy" or
"can't find resource", then you know that Linux isn't finding
the IRQs. If this fails and you decide to followup here, then
include the results of the "cat /proc/pci" command. ASUS boards usually have a pretty complete BIOS
implementation. If you can, and the modprobe command doesn't
work, try setting the IRQ for these devices in the BIOS.



Of course, it's possible that RedHat has simply
chosen the wrong device drivers for your NIC and sound
card, but the coincidence of the IRQs is just too obvious
to ignore. I've seen RH9 choose the wrong drivers before,
and the only way that I've found to check on this is to
either check the kernel driver source or go to Donald
Becker's ethernet driver site (at least for the NIC).

http://www.scyld.com/network/

> So here are my questions; How do get the sound and the NIC to work? How
> do I get the dual displays running? How can I test to make sure
> everything else is up and configured properly? Any diags I can run?


ASUS boards usually have a pretty complete BIOS
implementation. If you can, and the modprobe command doesn't
work, try setting the IRQ for these devices in the BIOS.

As for the dual-head issue, I'd recommend checking
out the XFree86 site (http://www.xfree86.org). There are
driver notes for each X driver there, and they or the FAQ
for your XF86 version (4.3) should point you in the right
direction.