Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Brian Gerst (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 23:27:36 EST

"Eric S. Raymond" wrote:
> Brian Gerst <>:
> > > Nobody has told me this is a real failure case yet. To cause a problem,
> > > the situation would have to be that DMI read fails to detect a card in
> > > use in an ISA slot. It's OK if it reports no slots when all slots are
> > > empty.
> >
> > Well, I just popped in an old 3com 509TP network card (non-PnP) into my
> > main box and dmidecode still failed to show the single ISA slot, only 4
> > PCI and 1 AGP.
> I realize this may sound like a dumb question...but are sure the card works
> and is not just an inert mass o' silicon? I have couple of 3c509s knocking
> around here myself and I'm not at all sure they're alive.

Yes, it worked.


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