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    SubjectRe: Aunt Tillie builds a kernel (was Re: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution)
    On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

    > Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:50:35 -0500
    > From: Eric S. Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com>
    > To: arjan@fenrus.demon.nl
    > Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > Subject: Re: Aunt Tillie builds a kernel (was Re: ISA hardware discovery
    > -- the elegant solution)
    > "Crap." Melvin thinks. "I don't remember what kind of network card I
    > compiled in. Am I going to have to open this puppy up just to eyeball
    > the hardware?" Doing that would take time Melvin was planning to spend
    > chatting up a girl geek he's noticed over at the computer lab.

    BTDT queried the current kernel for the info I needed.

    ISA doesn't look like it was designed to be autodetected at least not the
    really old stuff.. if it's on a 586 it's likely to be at least PnP and
    therefore more easilly detectable.

    IMO ISA was designed for techies and not for J Random User.


    --
    Gerhard Mack

    gmack@innerfire.net

    <>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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