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zcat zcat@w...
Wed Aug 2 10:03:59 NZST 2006

> Does this actually happen?  What I've seen is Linux assigns things based on
> something like PCI order, which is likely not to change unless you move
> cards around

I managed to find a number of threads discussing system sound and USB 
handset being detected in the wrong order. It might not be particularly 
common but it certainly is happening. With Verne's machine onboard 
sound, USB transmitter and PCI cards managed to appear in three 
different arrangements on three consecutive reboots. Like Ian says, it's 
a race condition.

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