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Old 12-02-2007, 04:43 AM   #1
krisrao
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Blacklisting a module for specific hardware


I'm using a Huawei 3g usb modem for internet which does work on suse 10.3. However immediately after plugging in the modem the module option and usb-storage are automatically loaded ( as the kernel seems to treat the device as a usb flash drive). This prevents automatic loading of usbserial. I then have to force remove option and usb-storage and then reinsert the usbserial.
How can I make sure that (using the vendor and product id) I can blacklist usb-storage specifically for this modem. I still want to be able to use usb flash drives.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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Hi krisrao, Welcome to lq. Reading here, it looks like there is a fix. Hope that helps.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:08 AM   #3
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thanks peacedog

I have seen the page. the only problem being a way of stopping usb-storage from loading itself at all for this particular piece of hardware. Not sure how?
 
  


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