Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 15:46:33 EST

Alan Cox <>:
> You can make an educated guess. However it is at best an educated guess.
> The DMI tables will tell you what PCI and ISA slots are present (but
> tend to be unreliable on older boxes). You can also look for an ISA bridge
> in lspci as a second source of information.

That sounds like it might be what I'm after. My goal is to be able to probe
the machine and set ISA_CARDS based on the probe. What's a DMI table and
how can I query it for the presence of ISA slots?

What I want to do with this is make ISA-card questions invisible on modern
PCI-only motherboards.

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