Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 21 Dec 2014, 22:58
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware
USB interface PCI cards
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message

Joined: 22 Oct 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2007, 08:59    Post_subject:  USB interface PCI cards
Sub_title: anyone use one?


I am using Puppy to rescue an old PIII machine, but as it's only got two USB 1.1 ports I am looking into buying a PCI card to add extra USB 2.0 ports. Are there any driver compatibility issues I need to think about? Any brands that specifically work or don't work?

Any info or recommendations would be much appreciated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 

Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Posts: 142
Location: Khon Kaen Thailand.....NOW back in the UK

PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2007, 09:58    Post_subject: usb pci card
Sub_title: this one works

Hello Emma, I have used this card to give me usb2 on an Intel mother board that only has usb 1.1. i do not know the name but the number is
S-6212B the main chip is a VIA Vt6212L it has 4 out puts at the rear
1 internal plus a row of5 pins. i have used this from puppy 1.4 onwards
with no problems. the chip is made in Taiwan google may help!!!!!.
P.S they also use this chip for cards with less output sockets.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message YIM MSNM 

Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 4833
Location: GB

PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2007, 10:17    Post_subject:  

Interesting question. Have cards with Opti Firelink 82C861 (2cards, one with a PCIBus Firewire chip as well) and another card with NEC D720100AGM. All are pulls from scrapped machines. Any comments would be appreciated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Official Dog Handler

Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 11182
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2007, 11:15    Post_subject:  

I've done what you propose, in two different machines with two different brands of USB2PCI card. They both worked in Puppy without any problems. I used the cheapest USB2PCI cards I could find at Fry's Electronics (about $15 if I remember right.) I don't remember the brands but one of the boxes had a picture of an F-16 airplane on it. Just throw away the installation CD that comes with the card if you're only going to use it with Puppy. Laughing (The CD has drivers needed for Win98.)
Puppy Help 101 - an interactive tutorial for Lupu 5.25
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware
Jump to:  

You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0436s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0033s) ][ GZIP on ]