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Re: [vox-tech] External IDE Drive Converter
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Re: [vox-tech] External IDE Drive Converter

yeah, i pretty much agree with your opinion of usb.  i've had stupid
problems with usb devices on the os it's supposed to work on.

i did however, get my usb gamepad working, and i've never had any luck with a
regular gamepad (sound card/midi connector).  so it was fun to
steer around in heretic 2 using a usb device all under linux, but i've
wasted countless hours messing with a webcam that only sort of works.

i'd just love a way to make use of either my extra hd or my extra cd-rw in
a portable way (the interface doesn't concern me).  so i'll play around
and report back if i get anything working.


On Sat, 1 Jun 2002, Micah Cowan wrote:
> I've been less than impressed with the current state of the USB stuff
> - it's gotten very good, but it's still got a few too many bugs for me
> to get comfortable with it. It is actively progressing, so it's
> entirely possible that the chief problems I'm aware of have been fixed
> in the last month and a half...
> My most recent experience with it was in using a USB Mass
> Storage Device camera.  I could mount it and transfer files from it,
> but there was some frequently occuring situation which the drivers
> handled incorrectly, resulting in a permanently zombied, unkillable
> kernel thread. I couldn't close even close the xterm running the
> program which was reading from that mount point. And all further
> attempts to access the device would fail.
> -Micah
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