doubletalk ISA (was: computers/parts for sale)

W. Nick Dotson nickdotson at
Fri Jun 16 17:53:34 EDT 2006

I've found a telephone and the support number which can generally be scanned from docs does quite nicely in most events.

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 16:12:25 -0500, John Heim wrote:

 Well, the real problem with jumpers is getting access to the 
 documentation.  I've even scanned in docs only to find that the jumper 
 settings are in diagrams.  And if you get sighted assistance, you need 
 someone technical to decipher jumper settings even if they're not in a 

 Me: I need you to help me with the jumper settings for this board. <handing 
 over manual>
 Wife: What's a jumper?

 My poor, long suffering wife. I shouldn't make fun of her. She's a 
 blessing. Plus she hasn't asked what a jumper is for years.

 At 10:14 PM 6/14/2006, Glenn at home wrote:
 >The Jumpers in the Artic215 cards were easy enough to manipulate.
 >Sometimes they are difficult to set in a few of the hard drives.
 >I remember my first hard drive, it had a slide switch for the different
 >drive settings.
 >I wish they all could be like that.
 >----- Original Message -----
 >From: "Travis Siegel" <tsiegel at>
 >To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
 >Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 4:03 PM
 >Subject: Re: doubletalk ISA (was: computers/parts for sale)
 >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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