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Re: Device detection? [Summary]

On Fri, Mar 19, 1999 at 08:25:49PM +0100, Mauro Mazzieri 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...

You misunderstand me..  You may not on an old machine know what specific
type of modem you have installed, but you would know that you do in fact
have a modem in the first place.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>            Debian GNU/Linux developer
PGP: E8D68481E3A8BB77 8EE22996C9445FBE            The Source Comes First!
Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?

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