On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Paul Jakma wrote:
> any ideas? How to i get the BIOS to support XBDA again, as it always
> seems to have before...
argg... arggg... arggggg... bloody PC backward compat nightmare.
Turns out XBDA (the d is 'data' not descriptor) is apparently an old
old kludge that came about initially on the IBM PS/2 and was used in
some way for info on the mouse port..
so motherboards today still implement this XBDA thingy for DOS
compatibility with PS/2 mouse ports.
course, while tinkering with my machine, i didn't have the mouse
when i plugged the mouse in....
arg. bloody pc's.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org
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