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SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
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Dave Jones <davej@suse.de> said:
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Mike Castle wrote:
> > I never got the impression that DMI was going to be the exclusive way of
> > obtaining information, but rather, as a supplement.
>
> In this case though, it's not just bad, it's exceptionally bad.
>
> Taking the 5 boxes I currently have powered up as test cases..
>
> Old quad ppro
> - Wierd compaq thing, no DMI tables. So won't do a thing here.
>
> Athlon (one of the original ones), no ISA slots
> - Correct DMI tables.
>
> Vaio laptop
> - Reports what is probably its PCMCIA slot as an ISA slot
>
> Cyrix III box, no ISA slots
> - Reports 4 slots present
>
> K6 box, with ISA slots
> - Reports none.
>
> 1 in 5 gets it right. Are the odds really worth the hassle
> just to keep Aunt Tillie happy ?

I'd wagger Aunt Tillie doesn't run Linux on Ye Olde Coffepot, but on a new,
PCI-only machine. So this is doubly silly...
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