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SETPNP(8)										SETPNP(8)

       setpnp - modify Plug and Play BIOS device resources

       setpnp [-b] device resource...
       setpnp [-b] device {on|off}

       This  utility updates the system resource information for Plug and Play BIOS device nodes.
       A device is specified by its two-digit hex node number.	In its	first  form,  a  list  of
       resources  are  given  on  the command line.  Alternatively, a device can either be simply
       switched ``on'' (reset to its boot configuration) or ``off'' (all resources disabled).

       There are four types of resources: ``io'', ``mem'', ``irq'', and ``dma''.  A resource list
       consists  of one or more space-separated pairs of a resource type with one or more values.
       Multiple values for one resource type can be separated by commas.  Values can also  either
       be unitary or dash-separated ranges.  For example:

	      setpnp 0d io 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3
	      setpnp 12 io 0x350-0x35f,0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 irq 10
	      setpnp 0b irq off

       The  order  of items of different types is not important, but if more than one item of the
       same type is present, their relative order is significant.  The Plug and  Play  BIOS  will
       reject invalid configuration attempts; however, setpnp will not attempt to determine why a
       configuration was rejected.

       By default, current (dynamic) device configuration information is modified.  With  the  -b
       option,	a  device's boot (static) configuration can be updated.  Some devices may only be
       reconfigured for the following boot.  Be especially careful when modifying  your  system's
       boot  configuration.   Improper	use  of this command may disable vital system devices and
       render your system unbootable.

       -b     Boot mode: update the device resource information that will be used  at  next  boot
	      (as opposed to current resource info).


       /proc/bus/pnp/...     The kernel interface for Plug and Play BIOS device services.

       David Hinds - dahinds@users.sourceforge.net


pcmcia-cs			       2001/10/04 03:11:23				SETPNP(8)
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