FireWire Support? {Was: Re: Strange keyboard problem}

W. Reilly Cooley (
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 11:45:25 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, Jeffrey Wiegley wrote:

>when can I hook up my refrigerator to linux and get it to deliver me a
>cold soda on demand? I don't think an interrupt would be neccessary, I
>think polling the refrigerator would be sufficient :-) Would that make
>it a block device or a character device? (or maybe an ice block device
>or a cola device)

Just wait for USB and FireWire support, then you'll be able, well, almost,
to do this. How about a computer-telephony app that calls the pizza place
with a pre-recorded message to order pizza and beer, so you don't have to
take your headphones off to dial?

Speaking of FireWire, has anyone begun to develop drivers for it?


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