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Old 12-30-2003, 06:18 AM   #1
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usb generic devices and recognition


Hello,

I would like to know whether generic usb devices are recognized easily with linux.
I am expecting to buy a keyboard a mouse and a hub, using these on my laptop (an inspiron i5150 from Dell). My laptop has only 2 usb ports, and thus I have to use a hub in order to use a keyboard a mouse and my printer.
Can somebody advise me about this ?

I ask you this because I didn't have any problem with a generic PCI USB/Firewire combo card I installed on my old desktop with RH9. But I don't know much about problems I could encounter.


Cheers, Xround.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 05:22 PM   #2
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could go either way,
most usb hubs i've tried in slackware, under 2.4.20 2.4.22 and 2.6.0-test11 kernels have worked fine, and HID devices the same..
 
Old 12-31-2003, 09:01 AM   #3
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thank you for your advise, miaviator.

I will get these with a bit more confidence.

Cheers, Xround
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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I have a logitech Mouse and Keyboard Wireless combo and they are USB and they work great. So I would think general things are easy. My problem is pen drives.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 10:03 PM   #5
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what problems are you having with pen drives??
 
Old 01-08-2004, 10:42 PM   #6
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can't get mine to mount or work. heres a link http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=132890
its in Linux- Hardware, SanDisk Mini Cruzer (USB Pen Drive)
 
  


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