[Soekris] [Newbie Question] PCI on 4501 wrong way around?
frank at marien.org
Wed Oct 22 14:54:22 UTC 2003
Dear Soekris & Friends,
(Feel free to direct me to FAQ where appropriate)
I just got my first 4501, with box. Trying to connect PCI (not: mini-)
cards I find that they fit perfectly, up to the fixation hole in the
cards aligning perfectly with the single free threaded fixation-nut
embedded in the bottom of the case. Even the connectors would stick out
exactly through the case, if there were holes there.
Only: The PCI connector seems to orient cards towards the other side of
the case.. Even if I could plug it in that way (and I can't because of
component height on that side of the card), nothing would fit anymore.
I'm somewhat puzzled. Is the reversed connector simply part of a
different physical PCI (sub)spec? What the exact standard called?
Or is the case simply not designed to accomodate PCI cards? And in that
case: why is there room for it, and why would everything seem to fit so
Right. I'm new at this.
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