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From: Kronos <kronos@kronoz.cjb.net>
To: Sven Wilhelm <wilhelm@icecrash.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Problems with radeonfb
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 19:20:56 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20040516172056.GA9694@dreamland.darkstar.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <40A797B3.8080407@icecrash.com>

Il Sun, May 16, 2004 at 06:32:51PM +0200, Sven Wilhelm ha scritto: 
> >You compiled in both radeon drivers. The old driver is complaining that
> >the PCI device is already taken by something else. Use only one driver.
> yes I did, but I thought the kernel would decide which driver to use.

PCI drivers claim for themselves a range of IDs (.id_table in struct
pci_driver). A driver cannot "take over" another one, so when the old
radeonfb tries to register itself for the same ID of the new radeonfb it
gets an error. 

Luca
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      parent reply	other threads:[~2004-05-16 17:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-15 22:18 Sven Wilhelm
2004-05-16 15:33 ` a Kronos
     [not found]   ` <40A797B3.8080407@icecrash.com>
2004-05-16 17:20     ` Kronos [this message]

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