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Old 11-06-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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PCI USB 2.0 and Firewire cards


Hi! I'm thiking about adding more USB ports (add some new USB 2.0 ports) and a Firewire port to my Pentium II 350 MHz system running Slackware 8 Linux as a base with several upgrades (2.4.22-ac4 kernel, XFree86 4.3.0, etc).

Does anyone have any experience with PCI USB and/or Firewire adapters and Linux? Should these adapters work with little configuration (outside of enabling Firewire support since I've already got two USB 1.1 ports that work just fine)?

Any brands of PCI USB/Firewire adapters that are recommended? Are combination USB/Firewire PCI adapters supported?

EDIT: I'm thinking of getting a combo card, like any of these:

http://www.usb-2-0.com/1923200.html
http://www.usb-2-0.com/belkin-f5u508.html
http://www.usb-2-0.com/dfb-a5.html

Thanks in advance...

Peace...

Tom

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Old 11-11-2003, 12:50 AM   #2
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Since ya didn't get any answers, just go buy one at a store that you can 'return it' to, in case it doesn't work, like BestBuy or CircuitCity.
Then, you're in the clear, as even if someone recommends something, it's the chipset that counts and manufacturers change them all the time.
You should be fairly safe buying any of those boards, but do the smart thing.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 09:28 AM   #3
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Yeah, I think I'll go ahead and just try one of them out....

I'll post my findings here...

Thanks!

Peace...
 
Old 11-11-2003, 09:58 AM   #4
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I have a multi I/O card with FireWire, USB2.0 and Ethernet onboard (basically those are three cards on one board connected with a PCI bridge) and so far I have no problems.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 10:21 AM   #5
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Great! What kernel version are you running and what distro?

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