[sf-lug] i586 ThinkPad CD-ROM problems

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 13 02:13:05 PST 2007

Quoting Jason Turner (jturner at nonzerosums.org):

> Well, b[wl]ow me down... it works on my home "server" too.

As a more representative data point:

# lshw | head  
    description: Computer
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: dmi-2.0
       description: Motherboard
       product: NS440BX DP
       physical id: 0
       version: 694708-209
       serial: IBNS8500506

Now, the DMIdecode stuff is cool, and it _does_ tell us useful things,
but not the make/model of the computer, which in this case is a VA
Research model 500.

(You are in general more likely to strike paydirt on recent brandname

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