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Re: Asus a8n-sli and firewire

Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 02:29:28PM +0200, Alejandro Exojo wrote:
>>I'm about to buy a new computer, and I'm more or less decided on choosing a 
>>A8N-SLI Premium motherboard.
>>My main reason for choosing it, it's some good comments on this list, and the 
>>fact that it has firewire/ieee 1394. I would like to know, though, if it is 
>>supported with Debian, and if someone here has a positive experience with it.
> I have seen people claim to run that board with debian before, and being
> an nvidia chipset, it generally has no problems.
> Firewire is never a problem in my experience.  It seems that unlike usb,
> the firewire vendors did actually agree on a software interface, so that
> a single driver should run all PCI firewire controllers made by anyone.
> I have yet to meet one that didn't work.  Firewire 800 might be
> different, but all the 400Mbit ports have worked that I have tried.

I think many of us are running debian-amd64 on A8N-SLI. Can be awkward
to install: look in the archives. But I have not tried to use firewire
on my A8N-SLI, so I can't answer for that.

Dr A E Lawrence

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