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Re: current Redhat user evaluates Debian

Olaf Meeuwissen writes:
> Don't know about damaging or messing anything up, but certain modules may
> have to loaded during the boot.

Some drivers "probe" for their hardware by attempting to access various
ports.  In a few pathological cases, the probing by one driver will put
hardware belonging to another into a state that crashes or locks up the
system.  This is one of the major headaches of automatic hardware
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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