doubletalk ISA (was: computers/parts for sale)

Travis Siegel tsiegel at
Wed Jun 14 17:03:23 EDT 2006

Yeah, but there's only so many positions the jumper can go in.  I  
don't mind the jumpers.  In fact, I prefer them to the plug and pray  
that windows uses, since I can tell the cards where they should be  
looking for their configuration, and not leaving it up to a buggy os  
to find them for me.  I've had too many plug and play devices that  
weren't.  I can't stand them.  I currently have a motherboard that  
has a network port on it that I can't use, because there's no drivers  
for this board for xp.  If this was a jumpered board, I could simply  
set it up the board the way I wanted, then tell the os to go do it's  
thing, and there'd be no conflict.  This way, if you don't have a  
driver, you don't have a device, regardless of how much you paid for it.

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