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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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