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Plug-and-Play-HOWTO

David S.Lawyer mailto:dave@lafn.org

v1.11, November 2004


Help with understanding and dealing with the complex Plug-and-Play (PnP) issue. How to get PnP to work on your PC (if it doesn't already). It doesn't cover what's called "Universal Plug and Play" (UPnP). See Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

1. Introduction

2. What PnP Should Do: Allocate "Bus-Resources"

3. The Plug-and-Play (PnP) Solution

4. Setting up a PnP BIOS

5. How to Deal with PnP Cards

6. Tell the Driver the Configuration

7. How Do I Find Devices and How Are They Configured?

8. PnP for External and Plug-in Devices

9. Hot Swap

10. Error Messages

11. Appendix


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