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Re: Is it possible to use an usb hub in debian?

On 1/3/07, Russell L. Harris <rlharris@oplink.net> wrote:
* Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> [070103 14:14]:
> kawanokami wrote:
> > Hi, I want to buy an 7 Port USB2 Powered Hub HU-5770 (I've a laptop and
> > need the added usb ports). Currently, I'm using debian testing/unstable
> > on a 2.6.18 kernel and found no info about drivers or linux support on
> > the Trust site. Is it a safe purchase or am I going to face problems?
> If you have USB, you can use a hub.  In fact, all USB controllers have a hub
> built in, even.

But some USB hubs are problematic.  I have two by Belkin; one (which
resembles a rectangular donut) works perfectly; the other is not
dependable.  Use Google to look for reports on the model you plan to


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Keep in mind, if you are unsure you can buy in-store, test it out,
return it if required. Bring the laptop in with you to prove it
doesn't work if you want. Generally causing a stink about it will get
you your return (speaking as someone who used to work retail in a
company named after a peice of metal bent in a special shape). If you
can't stand the in-store price, you can return it anyways usually.

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