Subject: Re: usb
To: Sean Doran <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/16/1998 11:22:48
> uhci0 at pci0 dev 7 function 2: Intel 82371AB USB Host Controller (PIIX4) (rev. 
> 0x01)
> uhci0: interrupting at irq 11
> uhci0: USB version 1.0
> usb0 at uhci0
> uhub0 at usb0: Intel PIIX4 root hub (class 9/1) (rev 1.00/1.00) (addr 1)
> Ok, so this is pretty neat, but the only problem is that around
> here we have a bunch of motherboards with USB support, but the
> boxes the motherboards are in don't have USB plugs.

ATX motherboards seem to have the plugs on them (with corresponding
holes in the ATX case).  At least one AT motherboard with USB support
seems to have a 16-pin connector on it..

> Assuming USB has some utility (?), how would one fix this?  

Perhaps the motherboard manufacturer makes an appropriate connector..

In micro-center the other day I saw a widget for sale in the form of a
PC back-of-case slot-cover which had a PS/2 mouse port and two USB
ports connected to ribbon cables..  It was labelled as "only for XXX
model motherboard"...  but who knows, maybe the 16-pin connector
pinout is standardized enough to make it work..

			       - Bill