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Re: current Redhat user evaluates Debian

On Sun, Jul 30, 2000 at 07:36:53PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> 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
> detection.

I see. This is what happened to me once when I tried to load some
network module (which was obviously the wrong one) -> machine got locked

I then rebooted and restarted the process of installing ... (not so bad 
as partitioning was already done ...)


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