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Old 04-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #16
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Hardly any hardware is sold as Linux compatible but everything I've tried to date has worked. Most things, especially drives and usb/sata adaptors, work 'out the box'.
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Remember, more often than not the stuff printed on the box isn't a list of what operating systems the device is compatible with, it's a list of what operating systems the company is willing to provide technical support for. Due to the ridiculous number of combinations of linux distribution, kernel version, and library versions, it's no wonder very few companies are willing to provide technical support to end-users trying to use their device in a Linux environment (even if it will work "out of the box").
 
Old 04-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #17
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I have used several different external enclosures, and have never found one that didn't work in Linux, despite whatever it says on the box. That's not to say there aren't some out there that won't work in Linux, I'm sure there are, but my experience is that most of them work just fine.
Thank you, this encourages me to try the one I listed..if It doesn't work I can always return it.
 
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I have used several different external enclosures, and have never found one that didn't work in Linux, despite whatever it says on the box. That's not to say there aren't some out there that won't work in Linux, I'm sure there are, but my experience is that most of them work just fine.
Thank you, this encourages me to try the one I listed..if It doesn't work I can always return it.

[ 4050.252644] scsi9 : usb-storage 1-3:1.0
[ 4050.254824] generic-usb 0003:04B4:6830.0006: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Device [Cypress AT2LP RC58] on usb-0000:00:12.2-3/input2

qglue, Im wondering if its not working because the IDE and enclosure are too old maybe I can play around with a line of code to make it to work like you got your modem to work but it will never mount if fdisk never sees it.

its about five years old. wondering how to make it so fdisk could see it ..its shameful because its such a attractive enclosure with the blue lights
and all..
 
  


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