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Old 08-26-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't disable PNP with Phoenix BIOS

I saw a question similar to this one addressed in an earlier thread. When trying to get on the network with Fedora I received a "SIOCSIFFLAGS" error. I read in the earlier thread that this was most likely a hardware problem requiring me to disable PNP, but my version of Phoenix BIOS does not seem to allow me to do this. According to compaq's tech support (I'm using a Compaq Presario 1700t), I have a custom BIOS that may not allow PNP to be disabled in the BIOS.

I asked if there was any way to get around the issue, and I was told that "HP does not support Red Hat," and that they do "not have the
data base to support it" either.

I have tried pretty much everything I can think of to fix this problem, but I'm fairly new to linux and I was hoping someone might have some advice.
Old 08-26-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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re-flash the BIOS.
and send a nasty email to compac and tell them to quit
taking money from M$. Dell does the same thing(locked BIOS crap)........and I have
no doubt that Dell also takes money from Bill Gates and company to
try and make people use Microsoft only products.
Old 08-26-2004, 06:52 PM   #3
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Thanks 320mb!

I will take your advice on both the BIOS and the nasty letter; I knew there was something fishy going on with the guy I talked to after I told him I was using Fedora.

Unfortunately, I'm fairly new to everything, and I'm not quite sure how to re-flash the BIOS; could someone explain it to me?

Thanks again.


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