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comment Adding a new USB PCI card
@fossfreedom - I'm sure you're right, even though the bios had 'auto' for the IRQ on all the cards. As the other cards are an old dial up modem and a sound card that both came with the original (windows ME) machine, neither of which I use, I don't care much if they are bust. Thanks for your help though. I'm just glad I've got a usable Linux box now for less than £20 (wireless dongle, 512MB RAM and the USB2.0 card). It's great being a cheapskate! Lots to learn though.
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comment Adding a new USB PCI card
I think it's something to do with IRQs too. I thought I'd tried legacy off in the Bios, but I'm going to try again to make sure
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comment Adding a new USB PCI card
@Broam - the card is physically installed OK, it's detected as a PCI device. It's just not registered by the O/S as a USB device. See my update
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comment Adding a new USB PCI card
I've tried it with a memory stick, a flatbed scanner and the wireless dongle with no luck. Sometimes if I start with a device plugged into the new 2.0 card, the lsusb just hangs, even CTRL z won't get it out.
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