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Old 03-19-2002, 01:32 AM   #1
jaycee999
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Question Linux and USB devices



Hello to all. I'm thinking about buying a USB cd-writer for my laptop. My question is , does linux have a lot of support for USB devices? If so, which product do I have the best chance of getting Linux to recognize and configure properly? I'm using Mandrake Linux 8.1 by the way. Thanks for any help you guys can give.
 
Old 03-19-2002, 06:28 AM   #2
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yes linux supports USB devices

I actually dont know how many USB CD-Writers are available, or which company provides USB CD-writers
 
Old 03-19-2002, 02:39 PM   #3
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Well I saw one in the paper from Iomega, but I don't know if Mandrake Linux works great with their products or not so...
 
Old 03-20-2002, 01:12 AM   #4
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Linux comes with usb support, i think you need kernel version 2.2 or up. I am running Red Hat 7.2 and Mandrake 8.1 and i am using a usb sandisk compact flash card reader and works perfectly under both distros. You can find more info about USB and Linux at http://www.linux-usb.org/ .
Anyways I am also using a Iomega parallel zip drive and never had any problems with it. probably the device you want will also work.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 03:09 AM   #5
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Cool. Thanks for the info guys. Wish me luck.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 09:47 PM   #6
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Good luck!
AFAK USB CD-R/RW are not supported as of yet.
 
  


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