I may not have added Linux right away. BUT It might also have been another Linux. "I have slept since then." LOL!

My brother is also a computer guy and very much into the Linux space. He edumacated me on how this kernel compiling thing worked. I confess not to be knowing the entire process so it could easily have been a module but for sure 100s of screens of stuff blasted by with the various make commands! And for sure today I don't remember how to do that!

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On 12/26/2019 9:05 AM, Patrik Schindler wrote:
Hello Larry,

Am 26.12.2019 um 14:45 schrieb DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Ya'll can chuckle but my house was wired for 16Mb Token-Ring in the early 90s.

Why should I? In the 1990's I was still to young to even know about Token Ring, so in a way I envy you. ;-)

I even recompiled Linux Kernel to have T/R support. (Fedora as I recall)

Must have been something else. Fedora appeared in 2002. Usually, for years, everything driver'ish was compiled as a loadable kernel module if possible and shipped in /lib/modules. But still, the 1990's were the time where people were compiling their kernels themselves for performance reasons.

I still have ONE connection at my workbench labeled "T/R Port 12." :-)

Neat! But I guess, there's no TR equipment anymore?

That 16Mb blew 100Mb Ethernet away in the hub days!

Yes, it did!

:wq! PoC

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