[RULE] does Slinky detect do ISA?

drose drose at dtlm.homelinux.net
Sun Feb 29 10:37:57 EET 2004

On Sun, 2004-02-29 at 20:17, Vegard Munthe wrote:
> > I can't get Slinky detect to pick up any ISA cards.
> > Is this expected behaviour, or is this something I'm doing wrong?
> > Specifically, I have a few dozen ISA NICs I'd like to use.
> Slinky detect does not detect NICs.
> >From the slinky-detect web pages:
> "What remains is hardisk test and possiby NIC test, keyboard/ mouse test
> and CDROM test."
> Slinky detect is based on libdetect, which is a dead project. A new floppy
> based on Kudzu (or any other live proj) will have to be made some day.
> -- Vego
Thanks very much, sorry for asking a question which was already

Regarding hardware detection in general, is it possible to have a piece
of software which can see that there's an ISA card at 0x300, IRQ 12 (for
example) wihtout having to know what it is or how to use it, or is
loading a driver and using the hardware the only way to find out the

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