[LAU] which USB card with optical out?

Justin Smith noisesmith at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 16:47:24 EST 2008

Most USB 1.0 cards are class compliant devices. All class compliant
devices work under linux. If it does not need a special driver for
windows or macos, it is class compliant, and will work in linux.

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Gregory Chang <gychang at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> I think you r saying anycard that works well on USB 1.0 should work
> without difficulty on Linux?
> thanks,
> gychang
> On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:11:40 -0800, "Justin Smith"
> <noisesmith at gmail.com> said:
>> As will usually be mentioned when someone asks about USB, any card
>> that is class compliant usb 1.0 will work under linux, with no trouble
>> whatsoever. This usually means any card that lists USB 1.0
>> compatibility. I got a creative USB card a while back with
>> rca/eighth-inch/optical IO for around $40 at Fry's. It worked just
>> fine (though USB 1.0 does have a higher latency than firewire, of
>> course). I don't remember the model, I am lending it to a friend, but
>> there should be an equivalent out there now.
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