From: Stephen_Reilly at domain dell.com
Date: Tue 18 Jun 2002 - 16:42:15 IST
This, however may answer your question... I'll have a look around
for some more specific technical data but:
"Convenient Ports: 2 USB ports located in front for easy & quick connection
with digital cameras & MP3 players and a front audio jack for headphones.
Plus 2 additional USB ports, one serial port and one parallel port located
in back to connect your other peripherals, such as a printer or scanner."
Certain USB ports are only suitable for low power USB devices, eg.
devices with their own power supply for instance (hense your camera working
and the zip drive not). This is purely a guess on my part however, not
having extensive knowledge/experience on the subject.
(Note: as always these are merely my own opinions and I have no direct
contact with these areas within Dell)
From: Hunt, Bryan [mailto:B.Hunt at domain emuse-tech.com]
Sent: 18 June 2002 15:31
To: 'Stephen_Reilly at domain dell.com'; Ilug (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [ILUG] modem
im gonna have to find out tonite ( with lspci -vv (PB)) .. it's up in my
... I looked up the specs on the dell website but it was only described as a
end of info :-)
Theres another strange thing about that model in that when I plug a usb zip
one of the usb ports in the front of the machine it isn't detected. However
if I plug it
in at the back it is fine. A digital camera plugged into the front of the
machine works fine.
( this is all under windows XP )
Under Linux ( Suse 8.0 )/Red Hat 7.3 nothing is detected if it is plugged
front USB ports. Under redhat 7.3 devices will be sucessfully detected if
into the rear usb ports ( i deleted suse before i thought of trying this )
Stranger and stranger.
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