[techtalk] USB Support?

Ms. Piglet piglet at rootsweb.com
Thu Mar 22 17:40:10 EST 2001

I'm actually poking about at that same issue at the moment...putting Corel
Linux on a Toshiba Satellite 1675.

I've found that the fastest way to check on drivers for a particular device
is actually to do a google search on the item with obvious related terms,
such as

Iomega USB CD-RW linux

I'm having pretty good luck with tracking down drivers or potential drivers
for most of the USB doodads and even the winmodem in this box (although
we've not yet got them all to work yet), but I'm pretty universally seeing
that USB CD-RW's don't look to have drivers out there yet.  Iomega hints
that they'll probably be coming eventually....

My solution has been "Well, it will be useful on the iMac until the drivers
turn up." <g>

Megan "Piglet" Zurawicz, ListPig
piglet at rootsweb.com
listmaster at rootsweb.com

-----Original Message-----
From: techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org
[mailto:techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org]On Behalf Of Shari
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 8:40 AM
To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
Subject: [techtalk] USB Support?

I'm about to begin an installation of Redhat 7.0 on my Dell Laptop (Inspiron
I've attempted this before, unsuccessfully with RH 6.0.  Had display
problems and
couldn't get my dsl working.  But I digress.

I've been away from Linux for awhile, and I wouldn't call myself an OS/HW
guru by
any means.  My question is what is the hw support like for USB?  I have a
drive, that I can't seem to get running in Win2k.  I haven't seen my model
RedHat's HCL site.

Is this an ill-fated exercise?  Is anyone doing this?

Thanks in advance

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