Utilities for configuring ISA Plug-and-Play (PnP) devices
The isapnptools package contains utilities for configuring ISA Plug-and-Play (PnP) cards which are in compliance with the PnP ISA Specification Version 1.0a. ISA PnP cards use registers instead of jumpers for setting the board address and interrupt assignments. The cards also contain descriptions of the resources which need to be allocated. The BIOS on your system, or isapnptools, uses a protocol described in the specification to find all of the PnP boards and allocate the resources so that none of them conflict.