IBM Portable Personal Computer

From: PG Manney <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 21:02:27 1998

> Slot 8 on an XT
> is strange, and the card put in it needs to assert one of the pins (I
> think it's B8) during a read cycle. Just about the only card that does
> this is the IBM Async card

Um. My references tell me that the PC (thus, slot 5, nearest the P/S) is
peculiar, but nothing is strange with XT slot 8 -- at least, according to
my references.

FWIW, I've run a variety of cards in XT slot 8 and PC slot 5 with no

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Received on Tue Jan 27 1998 - 21:02:27 GMT

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