From: John P . Looney (jplooney at domain compapp.dcu.ie)
Date: Tue 20 Apr 1999 - 16:39:59 IST
On Fri, Apr 16, 1999 at 10:18:48PM +0100, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, John P . Looney wrote:
> No. It won't notice. As long as you've set one card to be ignored by the
> VGA pallette snoop, it'll boot no problems. If you get an Xserver that
> what is vga palette snoop exactly? hardware thingy in the VGA spec,
> or a BIOS VGA feature?
The BIOS does a snoop of the PCI and ISA buses to make sure there is
something it can output to. If two cards reply back, the BIOS gets confused
and falls over...
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