I'm not familiar with your TV card, but it may be as simple as setting INT 9
in the BIOS as Legacy/ISA or whatever it is on your machine. All PCI cards
should then fight over INTs that are left - it most likely will be quite
happy to use/share another IRQ besides 9, unless the card or bttv driver has
this hardcoded for some reason. There may also be a setting like PnP OS i.e.
a Plug N' Play OS. Set this to no so that the BIOS assigns interrupts instead
of the Operating System ( although latest kernels do have PnP support , old
ways are sometimes best ).
Since you have the sound sound compiled in, it's IRQ was chosen at
compile time. If it was modular, you could specify which IRQ to use when
loading the module, but I doubt anyone enjoys learning to use isapnp to
While we're on the subject, I might ask Santa for a TV card. Anyone
got any experience/recommendations I should bring to his attention ?
rfjak at eircom.net
> Message: 1
> From: johngay at eircom.net> To: ilug at linux.ie> Organization: Eircom Net (http://www.eircom.net/)
> Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 20:15:23 +0000
> Subject: [ILUG] bttv and Crystal sound card question?
>> I recently upgraded my system with a second processor, more memory and a
> Haupauge TV card. I compiled a new kernel for the two processors and the TV
> card, but my sound card uses interrupt 9 for MIDI, I think and the bttv
> driver reports on bootup that INT 9 is in use.
>> I realise this is probably a simple question, but which should/can I
> change? The ISA sound card has configuration setting available in the
> kernel, the PCI TV card doesn't. I'm not entirely clear on how to change
> these interrupt settings anyway. All the info I could find RE: the bttv
> driver claims that it can support multiple cards using interrupt switching,
> so why does it conflict with my sound card?
>> Does having everything compiled into the kernel cause any problems? I tried
> compiling sound as a module before, but couldn't get it to work, so I leave
> it in the kernel. It works for me. Since this is a Debian system, I can't
> use the RadHat sound configuration utility which has been so handy when
> installing Mandrake for my daughter and father.
>> I've also got an Oxygen GVX1 AGP video card, but as far as I can tell, it's
> only supported by Accelerated X, for $129.00 American. I must say that I
> got some great support from the guys at Accelerated X, but then there
> drivers are in RPM format as well! I know that alien 'should' convert from
> RPM to .deb, but RedHat is not as picky about sticking to the FHS as
> Debian, and when ever I have tried alien, the RPM has allways tried to
> install in the wrong directories, according to Debian. I think I will wait
> ntil I'm ready to completey re-install my system with Mandrake before
> trying to use the GVX1 board.
>> Thanks again for all the help in the past I know I owe a few people some
> blank CD's. I got a great deal on the in the states. You know who you are,
> so drop me a line and we can organise getting those back to you!
>> John Gay
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