Hotplug hangs if 2nd PCI card installed - SOLVED
I'm posting this for reference in case someone else searches who has the same problem.
Slackware 11-0. Kernel 126.96.36.199. P4 processor. White box. Motherboard has 2 PCI slots.
Installed two cards . Boot hangs while executing rc.hotplug
(Did a whole bunch of stuff to diagnose.)
The problem was that inserting any card in the 2nd PCI slot caused hotplug to hang. The card otherwise works (as long as I don't run hotplug).
I could send the new box back as a DOA but instead I simply
# cd /etc/hotplug
# mv pci.rc pci.rc-disabled
And I'm up and running.