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Re: Device detection?

On Thu, Mar 04, 1999 at 10:58:13PM -0500, Randolph Chung wrote:
> > It's not worth the trouble. 90% of todays hardware can be detected through
> > the pci bus and with isapnp. It would be relatively easy to implement.
> > We just need a list of PCI ids that work with each kernel mod, same with
> > isapnp ids. 
> In that case.... how do you propose gathering this list? The ultimate goal
> of course is better and more automated hardware detection; it matters much
> less how we do it than that we *can* do it. It just seems that if someone
> has already done the detection for us, we should use the info. Of course, if
> we can develop a better strategy, that'd be nice too......

Well, looking at the source for the modules can provide a good start? maybe
those silly .inf files on windows driver disks could provide some help too.

> does Windows also detect hardware by identifying PCI/PnP ids? can we get our
> hands on a list of ids somewhere?

Yeah it does.
check out /usr/share/misc/pci.ids if you have pci-utils installed.

But that doesnt containt any pnp ids...

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