ISAPNP(8)                                               ISAPNP(8)

NAME
       isapnp - Configure ISA Plug-and-Play devices.

SYNOPSIS
       isapnp conffile

DESCRIPTION
       isapnp  will  carry  out  the instructions provided in the
       conffile to configure ISA PnP cards.  isapnp must read  in
       the  entire configuration file successfully before it will
       execute the commands: this is to ensure  the  instructions
       are consistent and valid.
       The  format  of  the  configuration  file  is described in
       isapnp.conf(5).

       In version 1.16 and later of  isapnptools,  isapnp  checks
       resources are available as the devices are configured.  If
       there is a conflict, a diagnostic message  is  given,  and
       the  program  can  be made to abort if required by placing
       the appropriate settings in the configuration file.

       In version 1.18 and later of isapnptools, conffile may  be
       '-', meaning read the configuration file from stdin.

ERRORS
       If  the  configuration  file cannot be opened, the program
       aborts immediately with a suitable message.

       If an error occurs later, a message is printed to standard
       error in the form:

       file:lineno -- Warning/Fatal - message

       where

       file   The  configuration file being read ('-') for stdin.

       lineno The line number  that  the  error  occured  at  (or
              noticed).

       Warning/Fatal
              Warning  if the error was not serious and execution
              can continue, Fatal if the program cannot  proceed.

       message
              The error message, hopefully meaningful.

FILES
       /sbin/isapnp
              The executable.

       /etc/isapnp.conf
              The standard place for the conffile.

       /etc/isapnp.gone
              The  standard  place  for describing resources that
              are unavailable, but not flagged as such in /proc/*
              etc.  The  format  of this file is explained in the
              example provided with isapnptools.

BUGS
       Check   http://www.roestock.demon.co.uk/isapnptools/   for
       latest information and FAQ.

       If  you think you have found one not mentioned in the lat-
       est  version,  please  send  a   report   to   isapnp@roe-
       stock.demon.co.uk.

WARNING
       This  program  can  reset  all your Plug-and-Play devices.
       Use at your own risk.

AUTHOR
       isapnp  has  been   written   by   Peter   Fox   <fox@roe-
       stock.demon.co.uk>,  the  creator  and maintainer of isap-
       nptools.

AVAILABILITY
       The latest version of the sources may be obtained  by  ftp
       from ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/unix/linux/utils
       Or  follow the pointer from my web page at http://www.roe-
       stock.demon.co.uk/

REFERENCES
       Plug and Play ISA  Specification,  Version  1.0a,  May  5,
       1994.    Available   from   ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/devel-
       opr/drg/Plug-and-Play/Pnpspecs

SEE ALSO
       pnpdump(8), isapnp.conf(5)

isapnptools                11 Feb 1999                          1