Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Alex (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 07:22:52 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Alex wrote:
> > Maybe the best thing would be to supply the kernel a "large" _textfile_
> > with all the hardware the user definitely has (at such-and such
> > irq/dma/io); the textfile could be the output resilt from a
> > "userfriendly" hardware-detection tool that lists all categories of
> > hardwares etc. and has - generally - a large hardware database.
> Think about ancient hardware (Yes theres lots of it still in use)
> These beasts had jumpers to set IRQ/DMA etc, and this was not detectable
> from software until PNPISA arrived on the scene.
> You're still going to need user interaction for a lot of these.

That is why I recommended that the textfile is the output of an
interactive hardware-detection tool. Yes, interactive. :-)

> "But Microsoft doesn't" isn't an argument any more either, they dropped
> support for really ancient hardware a long time ago.

Show them that we can do better. :-D


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