LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
newbiesforever
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Glendale, AZ
Distribution: Distro-homeless. Lost.
Posts: 1,877

Rep: Reputation: 62
must front USB ports be supported by the motherboard?


My new chassis has two front USB ports. I'll have to make sure the motherboard has enough headers to control them, won't I? I don't suppose they would work independently of the motherboard, because I at least have the impression that the motherboard controls everything.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
SlowCoder
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Southeast, U.S.A.
Distribution: Fedora (Desktop), CentOS (Server), Knoppix (Diags)
Posts: 934

Rep: Reputation: 38
I haven't seen any late model mainboards that don't have internal USB headers. Most mainboards have USB ports on the rear, so you don't need headers for those unless yours comes with a USB expansion slot cover.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 05:06 PM   #3
newbiesforever
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Glendale, AZ
Distribution: Distro-homeless. Lost.
Posts: 1,877

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowCoder View Post
I haven't seen any late model mainboards that don't have internal USB headers. Most mainboards have USB ports on the rear, so you don't need headers for those unless yours comes with a USB expansion slot cover.
I don't need headers for the rear USB ports? Or does "those" mean the front USB ports?
 
Old 06-02-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
amani
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Kolkata, India
Distribution: 64-bit GNU/Linux, Kubuntu64, Fedora QA, Slackware,
Posts: 2,758

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
It all depends ... but you will certainly have connectors on the chassis and pins on the board for the front USB (see the manual).


Best

A. Mani
 
Old 06-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #5
SlowCoder
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Southeast, U.S.A.
Distribution: Fedora (Desktop), CentOS (Server), Knoppix (Diags)
Posts: 934

Rep: Reputation: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbiesforever View Post
I don't need headers for the rear USB ports? Or does "those" mean the front USB ports?
This would depend on the mainboard. Most boards these days have rear USB ports directly onboard. Some, however, will have USB headers that can be used as you see fit. For instance, those boards may include an expansion slot cover that you can install on one of your case's rear slots, then connect to the USB headers. Usually, those same headers can be used for front instead.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very strange problem with my front USB ports boris-78 Linux - Hardware 3 08-02-2007 04:44 PM
Choosing a supported intel motherboard Workaphobia Linux - Hardware 2 05-20-2007 04:27 PM
USB 2.0 ports: devices not detected, but works fine with USB 1.1 ports (Kubuntu 6.06) KWTm Linux - Hardware 1 05-09-2007 05:42 AM
First Desktop Motherboard Supported by LinuxBIOS craigevil Linux - News 1 03-09-2007 10:25 PM
front USB ports not recognised mms_master Linux - Hardware 7 03-21-2004 03:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration