[sane-devel] stupid question about SCSI
29 Jan 2003 11:09:32 +0100
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:47:17 +0000, Major A <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > The scsi card has all sorts of letters and numbers so here goes
> > Chip = DOMEX436P
> OK, here we go, after a google search:
> No word about linux, of course.
Of course... ;-)
> It IS the ISA card I was talking about, with the DTC436P chip on it.
> It is not supported by Linux, or at least not properly (there is
> only one success story of someone using it in Linux, but that was
> back in 1997, and I couldn't reproduce the results back then).
I am at work at the moment, but I am pretty sure that I got that card
working under Linux last year, I kept the settings at home, so you
will have to wait 8 hours until I can find the scrap of paper...
> Do yourself a favour and get a decent card instead.
It is a pretty poor card as it doesn't have an interrupt line and so
must be polled all the time, not such a bad idea under a single user
system like M$, but a definite disadvantage under Linux. A cheap
Symbios/NCR/<whatever they are called now> SCSI card will be a lot
better (faster and less loading for the system), but this card should
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