USB Devices

Subject: USB Devices
From: Dan Burcaw (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 15:06:18 MDT

Hey all,

I recieved the below message and would like to hear if any of you have had
success with any of the peripherals that Eric asks about.



Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
 Yellow Dog Linux
 "The Ultimate Companion for a Dedicated Server"
 Black Lab Linux
 Advanced Workstations and Parallel Solutions

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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 22:39:57 +0200
From: Eric Aouanes <>
Subject: I need help for the installation of yellowdog package!

I am a fan of the linux philosophy, but I am a very new performer!
Before the installation of the yellowdog package, I want to be secure in
a lot of points wich are very gloomy for me.
At first, please see here my computer's configuration :

   * Imac first model with a 4G hard drive
   * 96Mo of RAM
   * An Epson stylus photo 750 printer
   * An Umax Astra 1220U scanner
   * A one button mousse

How can I be certain that my linux recocnize my peripherics well ? Can
you see me a method for the installation ?

I want to use linux in graphism and music, I will buy shortly :

   * A CDwriter
   * A good sound card
   * Midi and audio USB outputs
   * USB concentrator

Can you give me a list of peripherics witch have a good compatibility
with the linux OS.
More technical : can you show me an (or some) "ideal" partition(s) for
this kind of applications (I want to use exclusively linux on my

About the booting method, if I don't use macOS in the future, do I chose
Bootx or Yaboot ?
Another question is for the modem configuration : if I let macOS, all of
the mac internet applications will be unusual : can you see me how to
configure my internal modem for linux ?(If the instructions of the
yellowdog package failed)
The last question is about the package in wich I have found two CDrom,
one is intituled "installation CD", and the other is intituled "source
CD". My question : the manual don't speak about the "source CD", what do
I do with this CD ?

I thank you in advance for your precious help,
Bordeaux (France)
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