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Old 01-19-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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add new entry to usb.ids


I have a device that isn't listed in /usr/share/usb.ids
and I believe it might be the cause of my problems, the file says to submit new entries via patches using: "diff -u old new" to <sgowdy+usb.ids@gmail.com>

question 1: how/what is "diff -u old new"?

question 2: do I need to do this? it looks us like a text file, can I edit it myself?

question 3:what is the purpose of usb.ids besides displaying more information with #lsusb?
one source said:
"A list of all known USB ID's (vendors, products, classes, subclasses and protocols)"

but all I see is a list...

thanks from a noob...
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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what device?

and just what IS the problem?

that just lists the phisical usb hardware on your box!
 
Old 01-20-2009, 08:06 AM   #3
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I'm trying to get my USB "rocketfish" dongle to work but it doesn't show up as a Bluetooth device:
# lsusb
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp.

and when I do:

# hcitool scan
Device is not available: No such device

It was recognized as a BT device for one session but it showed up as a diffrent brand name, I haven't been able to get it to be recognized since I shutdown that one time.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
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does usbview provide any more information about the device ?

Looks like this guy is having the exact same problem..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dongle-695365/


Don't know if these will help or not.. maybe you already saw them..

http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:bluetoothdongles
http://www.fuschlberger.net/bluetooth/
http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=11574
 
Old 01-20-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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I saw that thread and replied to it, we have the exact same chipset with almost the exact same problem.

"usbview" seems to be an invalid command in Slax.

I tried going through the steps of the links you supplied but the device is not seen by hcitool as a bluetooth device, so they don;t do anything

Is there someway to install the windows drivers that it came with?
 
Old 01-20-2009, 06:43 PM   #6
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it's not an invalid command, the program is probably just not installed by default.

http://www.kroah.com/linux/usb/
 
Old 01-21-2009, 10:01 AM   #7
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I agree farslayer, it isn't installed, I didn't mean to sound like I was trying to knock your advice.

I'm about done with slax, the new version has been buggy and not saving my changes.
 
  


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