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Old 03-19-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
Squid
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my USB - on or off?


Lo all
Not sure why im doing this to myself but I want to delete Win2k Server and begin to use Linux.

I am of course a newbie but can say this:
Running Slackware 8.1
Trying to enable USB in the kernel

Firstly do I need to do this enabling. After booting I typed
'dmesg | grep -i usb'
and it returned nothing.

This must be a simple thing but I dont know where to begin.

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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tail -f /var/log/messages

plug a USB device in (of course, turned on ) and if you see it attach to a USB device, USB is active and configured properly.

Then, download replacement programs (example for the PDA/Printer/Digicam/etc you want to use) and try them out

RO
 
Old 03-19-2003, 12:52 PM   #3
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Cheers

The 'tail -f /var/logs/messages' showed me that usb was not active.

So I then did 'modprobe usb-ohci' and 'mount -t usbdevfs none /proc/bus/usb' (from another thread) and then the above tail line.

This is good and what I wanted but after rebooting the usb stuff that had been added was no longer there.

Is there a method where I dont need to go through this procedure when the machine is started

Thanks Again
 
Old 03-19-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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I am not that familiar with Slack, however, there is likely a script in /etc/rc.d called rc.local

This is where I added my custom joystick modprobe/settings. It is the last script to run after system initializes based on your runlevel.

Put the commands that made USB work there, and you should be good to go.

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