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kendoori
March 16th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Am considering using a Nettop for Ubuntu and would like to use the firewire port on my cable box. I have an Acer Aspire Revo that I would like to use, but no onboard firewire. Is there a way of retrofitting firewire into this box? There is a mini-PCI slot, which I was expecting to use for Wifi, but also haven't found a mini-PCI firewire solution that would work in the form factor. There are many USB ports, and I know there are USB/Firewire hubs, but not sure that Ubuntu will recognize these.

Feedback is appreciated.

nickrout
March 16th, 2010, 04:47 AM
Am considering using a Nettop for Ubuntu and would like to use the firewire port on my cable box. I have an Acer Aspire Revo that I would like to use, but no onboard firewire. Is there a way of retrofitting firewire into this box? There is a mini-PCI slot, which I was expecting to use for Wifi, but also haven't found a mini-PCI firewire solution that would work in the form factor. There are many USB ports, and I know there are USB/Firewire hubs, but not sure that Ubuntu will recognize these.

Feedback is appreciated.

That is NOT a mini-pci slot. It is a mini-pciE slot!

Also you might try googling 'usb firewire adaptor'. The forst hit has some information.

I hope you don't mind if I supply this link for you:

google link (http://www.just****inggoogleit.com/search.pl?query=firewire+usb+adaptor)

kendoori
March 16th, 2010, 08:55 PM
That is NOT a mini-pci slot. It is a mini-pciE slot!

Also you might try googling 'usb firewire adaptor'. The forst hit has some information.

I hope you don't mind if I supply this link for you:

google link (http://www.just****inggoogleit.com/search.pl?query=firewire+usb+adaptor)

That's the spirit Nick! your response was totally uncalled for in what otherwise is a supportive place. Had the responses I queried on Google been clearer I would not have posted here.