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Old 05-10-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
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Question USB-hub via PCMCIA: which card?


Hello everybody!

I'm willing to install SUSE 9.1 Pro on Acer Extensa 500T. The original USB-port of the laptop got broken (the machine is 7 yeras old! :-) ), and I decided to use "USB->PCMCIA" card (with several ports). Taking into account my bad experience with network card I had on IBM ThinkPad 600x a year ago (when Linux rejected to accept my old card, and I had to buy a new one), I decided to ask you for your experience and hints. Did anybody use such a card? Which one? Does the "hotplug"-manager of the Linux support connection of the multiple devices via that hub?

Thanks for all hints, information and (possibly) links and references. I'm sorry, if I repeated any post from the past, but I didn't find anything propriate when I searched the forums.

Best regards,
Andrey.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 02:20 PM   #2
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I use a Dynex DX-UC202 with no problems. Picked it up at Best Buy pretty cheap.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 01:45 AM   #3
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Cards in Europe

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I use a Dynex DX-UC202 with no problems. Picked it up at Best Buy pretty cheap.
Hello.

Thanx for the hint. I think, I never saw such a card in our shops. I think, we have different models and vendors on the market.

But, in any case, thanx. I will try to find it - on eBay, for instance.

Cheers,
A.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 07:57 AM   #4
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Hello,

I have a SIIG usb 2.0 card that works flawlessly in Debian on two different laptops. It's usually recognized as a NEC usb controller, and it was cheap at Microcenter. Look it up at www.microcenter.com and you can pick it up if the store is in your area.


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Old 05-12-2005, 08:25 AM   #5
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Hello,

I have a SIIG usb 2.0 card that works flawlessly in Debian on two different laptops. It's usually recognized as a NEC usb controller, and it was cheap at Microcenter. Look it up at www.microcenter.com and you can pick it up if the store is in your area.


Titetanium
Thanks for the hint.

Yesterday I purchased USB 1.1 hub by Belkin (as PCMCIA card), and today I tested it. It works properly.

So, the problem is solved.

Cheers,
A.
 
  


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