Re: A few questions
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On 05/19/07 20:04, Kelly Harding wrote:
> On 20/05/07, *Ron Johnson* <firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> On 05/19/07 19:39, Kelly Harding wrote:
> > 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?
> I would, but I gave it away as I had an old PC that took over to give me
> a quiet Linux Debian based machine. Sadly that died. Seeing as this
> server will be in the same place the printer could conceivably sit next
> to/on top of it if the USB adapter works. Hence my question, if the
> adapter will work then it will save a lot of faffin' around.
> 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.
> It will be used for what it was designed to perform, but a couple of
> extra tasks shouldn't be beyond the hardware really, and possibly worth
> a try.
> > 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
> > 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).
Which kernel? In the 2.4 series?
> 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.
> It has 3 open PCI 64bit PCI slots. Before buying a Firewire card I want
PCI or PCI-X?
> to see if people have recommendations (combined USB2.0/firewire would be
> better really) before buying and wasting my money on a card that won't
> work with Linux.
99.44% of all Firewire and USB2 cards will work with Linux. The
other 0.56% will be non-standard extra-cheap no-name Chinese crud.
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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