How to see number of pci-slots

Andy Green fedora at warmcat.com
Tue Jan 18 09:58:31 UTC 2005


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On Tuesday 18 January 2005 08:20, Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:

> empty pci slots cannot be seen as far as I know (jtag?).

Nope, JTAG needs some active silicon to work, and the presence or absence of a 
passive connector can't be detected that way either.

Many motherboard assets like Ethernet, Audio, etc are connected by PCI but do 
not take up a slot.

Unless the BIOS has a field somewhere that specifies it, and then one wonders 
how trustworthy that data would be on any given motherboard, I don't think 
the number of [filled|empty] slots can be detected either. 

- -Andy

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