[linux] pcmcia fireware card recommendations?
merritt at u.washington.edu
Mon Jul 28 14:24:53 PDT 2003
On Monday 28 July 2003 14:14, Parker Thompson wrote:
> I am aware that there are some cards where functionality has been
> well-established, such as the Adaptec and Orange Micro cards, but these
> tend to be 2+ times the cost of many other brands. I've seen some
> reasonably priced cards from Belkin (et al), but no reports of these
> working with linux.
One thing to watch out for: all linux really cares about is the chipset
used, not the manufacturer. And the various manufacturers switch
from one chipset to another without necessarily changing the
parts number for the card in any obvious place. For what it's worth,
I've had good luck with almost all firewire cards I've tried; the one
complete failure was an Adaptec. So much for brand reliability.
Ethan A Merritt merritt at u.washington.edu
Biomolecular Structure Center Box 357742
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
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