Re: hardware question, a little off-topic

From: Vesa-Pekka Palmu (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 19:24:10 CEST

> Hi,
> I have an off-topic question, but not so much off topic... I have
> recuperated old PC's, and maybe I will install mu on them (so it isn't
> really offtopic ;-).
> But there are strange ports (strange for me, I hope) on them.
> There is one which is a female with 7 + 8 holes, and ressemble a normal
> parallel port.
> The other strange thing is a normal parallel port, but male. What is it
> for ?
> I recuperated some ports that are not integrated but on ISA cards. Does
> it pose a problem to Linux ?
> Is it possible to use them on a computer with those ports allready built
> in the motherboard ?

Well some of the ports may be some sort of external scsi bus and
if I recall I once had a computer where the keyboard went on a D-
connector (like serial and parnell ports)

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Vesa-Pekka Palmu AKA Depili
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