Determining parameters in use
To determine many of the settings already
in use by drivers installed on your machine,
consult your machine's logbook or
Sample output from hwconfig
device address vec dma comment
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serial 0x3f8-0x3ff 4 - unit=0 type=Standard nports=1
floppy 0x3f2-0x3f7 6 2 unit=0 type=96ds15
console - - - unit=vga type=0 12 screens=68k
e3B 0x300-0x30f 3 - type=3c503 addr=02:60:8c:9f:ed:44
disk 0x1f0-0x1f7 14 - type=W0 unit=0 cyls=967 hds=9 secs=34
The fields in the hwconfig output shown above are:
the name of the device driver
the starting and finishing memory address of the driver's
working space in hexadecimal;
the starting address is often referred to as the
``I/O base address''
DMA (Direct Memory Access) channel
other information relevant
to that device using the format parameter=value.
This example gives the adapter type and
MAC (Media Access Control) address.
If you are configuring an ISA adapter, we recommend
that you note all network configuration parameters in your
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