<<On Thu, 5 Oct 2000 11:37:02 +0200 (CEST), Blaz Zupan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:

> From reading the mailing list archives, I figured that the TI1225
> driver does actually work in some laptops, because the BIOS does
> some magic initialization which the driver misses when running on a
> non-laptop box.

It's not necessarily just because of what the BIOS does.  I am of the
belief that the PCI card only works under the CardBus programming
model.  The reason should be obvious: the IRQ lines that the PC-Card
interface needs aren't available on the PCI connector.  When that chip
is used in a laptop, it's connected directly to the PIIX so that it
can get the full ISA functionality it needs in order to implement the
Intel PCIC programming model.


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