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Re: Device detection? [Summary]

Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 15, 1999 at 10:47:05AM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> > > These are probably all we really need do.  It's been argued (see above
> > > reference to irc) that if people have legacy hardware they know about it.
> >
> > People often install Linux on old junker pc's that they brought home from
> > the office or bought at the Goodwill.  They are much less likely to know
> > what hardware is in these boxes than in their fancy workstations.
> True enough..  But they are likely to know if it has a network adapter, a
> sound card, etc.
Not true. I know what modem I own because I have the instructions
manual, so I don't need PnP; but PnP would be very useful for those old
PC's with no manual at all...

Mauro Mazzieri  -  http://gulliver.unian.it/~mazzieri/
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