[techtalk] Re: Soundcard/DMA Timeout
gossamer at tertius.net.au
Fri Dec 8 11:20:48 EST 2000
Martin.Caitlyn at epamail.epa.gov wrote:
> > Just in case anybody wondered what happened, it turned out that
> > IRQ7 was dickey. When I changed the config file to config it to
> > IRQ 11 it works like a charm.
> This isn't terribly surprising. IRQ7 is normally reserved for the first
> parallel port. (LPT1: in DOS/Windows terms.) I have never figured out why
> so many sound cards set that interrupt for their default, since it really
> doesn't work well if you use your parallel port for little things like,
> say... printing.
Well, there's no printer hooked up to that machine and the
parallel port drivers weren't loaded, so it SHOULDN'T have
conflicted. But (8shrug* it works now.
I hate hardware and low-level OS stuff. I'm a toolsmith Perl
monkey. Not a flaming OS/hardware tech! That's what my friends
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