using USB devices with my CC

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Hi,

I'm sure this has been discussed before: What's required to use USB devices on a CC?

I'm currently running MacOS 8.1 on a 250MHz MoBo and have a USB card in the PCI slot.

Any useful ressources on the net?

Thanks for your help!

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If you've done a full install

If you've done a full install of 8.1, it should have the appropriate drivers installed.

Do you know if the card is actually Mac compatible?

I seem to recall a list of compatible cards being posted somewhere, but a quick Google search met with failure. I may be thinking of wireless cards...

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Upgrade your OS?

The USB support in 8.1 is pretty sketchy, and was mostly tailored to work with the built-in ports on the original iMac and Blue-and-White G3. Most devices and third-party USB cards require the "USB Adapter Card Support 1.4.1" package which only runs on 8.6 or better.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=31132

Here's a mailing list thread on the subject:

http://ls.berkeley.edu/mail/magnet/2001/0439.html

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BTW, What is MoBo?

I haven't heard about it.

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Re: BTW, What is MoBo?

drumace wrote:

I haven't heard about it.

An abbreviation:
MoBo = MotherBoard.

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Hi folks, that's exactly t

Hi folks,

that's exactly the kind of help I expected. I'll check the links out.

The USB card I have from a donor 9600.

Thanks for your help!

btw, here's the website of my DeepClassic project:
http://www.hansego.de/ColourClassic/colourclassic.html

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succeeded!

Hi folks,

I just want to let you know that I got the USB stuff to work with the download from Apple.

Thanks again!