Maurice Hilarius (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 24 Jan 1999 13:29:50 -0700
With regards to your message at 12:09 PM 01-24-99 -0800, Stephen Williams.
Where you stated:
>> Just out of curiousity why do you not like the PCI modems??
>Out of PCI slots.
>I work on PCI boards for image scanning/processing and need to keep PCI
>slots free for product. I already have 3 of 4 slots stuffed with video,
>scsi and ethernet, and the fourth slot has a grayscale book scanner setup.
>I may even get a SCSI/ethernet combination board to free up another slot!
OK, makes sense!
Only reason I ask is that ISA is a dying technology, and for good reasons,
principal one being that the PnP does not work properly across a PCI/ISA
>> Having said that I would add that external modems are highly desirable
>> for ease of troubleshooting.
>Product also occasionally uses serial ports, so I like to keep them free.
>I already have an ascend router connected to one of the ports. I can
>unplug the router port (it's rarely needed) but then again why not put
>one of those Icky ISA slots to good use?
>> Watch out for the Milo/kernel talking to ttyS0, best bet is to put the
>> modem on some other port.
>Which pretty much rules out S0 for modem use, unless I want to give up
>automatic reboot. (Product would be OK here, as its part time.)
>But if I put an ISA modem in, I will have no room for a sound card,
>as the other ISA slot has a second ethernet card. (The sound card is
>for *me*, not for work:-)
>And here I thought a PC164 had enough slots (2 years ago) :-)
Well, there is always the UX board, with its 6 PCI slots..
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