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Re: USB cards for PWS 433au

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 04:42:39PM +1200, Michael Cree wrote:
> Oh! A VIA USB card.  I had a USB card recovered from a PC at work that
> proved unreliable in the PWS and the XP1000 and my recollection is that
> it had a VIA chipset.  I thought the card must be faulty, but maybe
> there really is a problem with VIA USB and Alphas.

Hmmm...  At some point, I'll be glad to be the confirming test case :-).

> I'm currently running a no-brand USB/firewire card in the XP1000.  Lspci
> reports:
> 0001:04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): NEC Corporation uPD72874 [Firewarden]
> IEEE1394a OHCI 1.1 Link/3-port PHY Controller (rev 01)
> 0001:04:01.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
> 0001:04:01.1 USB controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
> 0001:04:01.2 USB controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
> That works really well for me.

I said the other card I was going to try was "NCR", and I meant "NEC".
As with you, the NEC chipset is on a no-name card, and now I'm even more
certain it will work in the Alpha.

Thanks for the steer, and I'll keep you posted.


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