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Re: [opensuse] legacy device support on modern motherboard and linux
2013. szeptember 25. 23:25 napon Istvan Gabor <suseuser04@xxxxxxx> írta:

Most modern motherboards do not have serial, parallel, IDE, floppy, and even
PCI ports.

I guess there exist PCI-E expansion cards for serial, parallel, and IDE
connection.

The question is whether they are usable in linux.

Will e.g. a serial card work in linux with my serial modem or other old
device with serial port?
The same question applies to parallel and IDE connections.

Previously on this forum someone wrote that floppy PCI/PCI-E cards are not
working in linux. Do USB floppy work?

Thank you all for your responses.
I am glad to hear the mentioned legacy devices work in new systems.

Istvan

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