Re: [PARPORT] Frying hardware

Tom Good (
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 08:15:28 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Kevin Stewart wrote:

> >
> > > I have a Syquest SparQ drive running on a TI Extensa 650CD. Due to
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > There's your problem right there. Not to get off the topic of the list,
> > but there has never been a bigger peice of junk in the history of PC
> > hardware.
> Come on now, haven't you ever used an IBM Aptiva c66? That's what I'm
> using right now-- took me (I am NOT lying) about 48 hours non-stop to get
> X working with it's crappy video driver on board. I fried the parallel
> port by unplugging something. It won't boot without that crappy
> sound/modem card, and Linux doesn't like it. It it just an all-around
> crappy computer, especially for Linux.
> Kevin

Geezo, you guys should try running linux on a PS/2 Model 70/80. Then
you'd have something to complain about! MCA bus, ESDI hdd, etc.
It works, tho. ;-)

Not that it can do very much, hee hee...

BUT HEY, can anyone help old Tino out? (T-Man, how are things at Tulane?)


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