Re: iPod nano usb requirements
- From: Tom Harrington <tph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 15:14:31 -0600
In article <carl-27AF91.17070808092005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Carl Witthoft <carl@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In article <l8mdnbvp9uylNYLeRVn-oA@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> "Fetch, Rover, Fetch" <Fetch-Rover-Fetch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > If you use a USB 2 card (as in an old beige box) it should be no
> > different then a built-in USB 2 port
> Unfortunately this is not true. It depends on how the driver was
> written. Some drivers for whatever reason won't look for a USB device
> hanging off the internal PCI bus. Here's another example: I had a
> Canon printer, and (under OS9) on a beige G3 the driver only worked if I
> put the USB card in the outermost PCI slot. Any other PCI address and
> it wouldn't talk to the printer.
That probably had more to do with PCI slot flakiness than the way the
driver was written. Rearranging PCI cards to get them all to work was
not unusual on those G3s.
Tom "Tom" Harrington
Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
Version 2.0: Delocalize, Repair Permissions, lots more.
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