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Re: Firewire card suported by Linux?

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 05:44:27PM -0300, Rog?rio Brito wrote:

> 	I'd like to get a Firewire card for use with Linux
> 	(specifically, to connect my iPod to my x86 Desktop, for
> 	chaging its song list and using it as a method for backups).
> 	But the problem is that I don't know which card I could
> 	purchase for my x86 computer that has good support with Open
> 	Source drivers and that can carry power to the iPod (for
> 	charging the battery).
> 	Surfing http://www.linux1394.org/cgi-bin/hcl.cgi?class_id=2
> 	still leaves me questions on what to get or not.  I would like
> 	to stress that I don't care much for performance as I care for
> 	compatibility with Linux and price. :-)
> 	So, I would be grateful if anybody could help me with
> 	recommendations on which cards to get and which ones to avoid.

Pretty much anything with a TSB12LV23 chip should work just fine.  I
picked up a nice generic Firewire card at CompUsa with this chip and
have been very happy with it.

Jamin W. Collins

This is the typical unix way of doing things: you string together lots
of very specific tools to accomplish larger tasks. -- Vineet Kumar

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