Howto configure the Linux kernel / drivers / pnp

Plug and Play configuration

Plug and Play support

  • Option: PNP
    • Kernel Versions: ...
    • (on/off) Plug and Play support
    • depends on ISA || ACPI
      Plug and Play (PnP) is a standard for peripherals which allows those peripherals to be configured by software, e.g. assign IRQ's or other parameters. No jumpers on the cards are needed, instead the values are provided to the cards from the BIOS, from the operating system, or using a user-space utility.
      Say Y here if you would like Linux to configure your Plug and Play devices. You should then also say Y to all of the protocols below. Alternatively, you can say N here and configure your PnP devices using user space utilities such as the isapnptools package.
      If unsure, say Y.

  • Option: PNP_DEBUG
    • Kernel Versions: ...
    • (on/off) PnP Debug Messages
    • depends on PNP
      Say Y if you want the Plug and Play Layer to print debug messages. This is useful if you are developing a PnP driver or troubleshooting.


    • depends on PNP

Linux Kernel Configuration

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