Re: A few questions
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On 05/19/07 19:39, Kelly Harding wrote:
> Having now got Debian 'etch' installed and working nicely on my compaq
> DL380G2 (4*36Gb using RAID5 on the intergrated SmartArray 5i works
> flawlessly and fast), I now am thinking about some of the tasks I need
> this machine to ideally perform.
> One of them is as a print server. Unfortuately the DL380 doesn't have a
> parallel port (being rack mount it would probably, but i got it for £10
> and don't have a rack cabinet, but ain't going to knock a gift horse so
> to speak! so will try to make best use of it as I can).
> Anyway, I used to have my old HP LaserJet 6L on my Beige G3 PowerMac
> running OS X 10.2. Worked fine till I retired the machine due to being
> too old, the machine that replaced it (733Mhz G4 Quicksilver) had OS X
> 10.4 on it, and the Belkin USB -> // adapter didn't work with Tiger for
Return the Beige G3 to limited service as a print server?
This is the problem ("issue" might be a better word) with buying
specialized kit and trying to shoe-horn it into functionality that
it was not designed to perform.
> some reason (though had worked with Jaguar). Anyway, I've still got the
> adapter, and wondered if anyone knew if it works with Linux
> (specifically the 2.6.18 kernel in Debian 'etch')? i'm not at home
> presently and not sure where the adapter is, so before hunting for it
> wanted to know if anyone had had any joy.
> Second question is regarding adding USB2.0 /Firewire to the machine to
> enable use of USB2.0/Firewire external drives, which would allow me to
> move drives easily between machines. Does anyone have any recommendation
> for combined USB2.0/firewire PCI cards? I have a via chipset one and
> didn't have much joy getting a USB2.0 drive recognised/working with the
> previous server (dual PIII/500 intel 440gx+ board).
If the DL380G2 has an open PCI slot, then you could buy a Firewire
card. But I'd bet that the DL380 requires cards with a proprietary
form factory that only Compaq/HP sells.
> Thanks in advance for any help anyone is able to provide, all appreciated,
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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