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From: Rohit Sharma <bhavhit@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Gentoo/Linux support for Firewire/USB 2.0 combo PCI cards
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 09:34:36
1 Hi there,
2 Please take a look at
4 for an example of the kind of cards I am thinking about buying.
5 There are choices where one PCI card has two via processors which
6 control 4 USB 2.0 and 2 Firewire ports. Since my existing Motherboard
7 Asus A7n266-vm does not support USB 2.0 on resident ports, I am keen to
8 have this add on.
10 However, I am not sure whether PCI->USB2.0 and PCI->Firewire hardware
11 like this would be supported in Linux. Of course, the advertisers
12 consider it sufficient to say "Fully supported for windows xp". There is
13 OHCI compliance advertised on these, but I am not sure whether that
14 helps once the card is talking to my motherboard over a PCI interface.
16 Has any of you successfully used it? Tips welcome.
17 Thank you,
19 Rohit
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