Netbooks & BSD

Gary Kline kline at
Wed Oct 20 21:16:25 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:32:01AM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
> >        Sure, the optical uses [I think] a USB connector.  Pretty sure
> >        that all these tiny "toys" are made at one factory! and then
> >        labeled by the vendor.  If all the opticals are essentially
> >        the same, then great.
> I think they all pretty much follow the same standard. I've even had
> success using an IDE CD-ROM drive plugged into a USB-to-IDE adapter
> cable, before.

	That kinda makes me laugh, because isn't the idea of USB to 
	have *one* standard plug that fits into one jack?  --Seriously, 
	my favorite "clicky" keyboard is a PS/2 and I have a USB adaptor 
	that saved me.

	The thing about the memsticks is that on my tower cases, you
	have to get down and crawl around and find the jack...  Is there
	such a thing as a USB "extender" cable, say, a meter or two long?  

 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
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