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Old 11-07-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Not recognized USB device

I have installed on my iBook G4 PPC (PowerPC) Debian 5.03, which is working brilliant, but appears one problem.
I have a digital tablet (SlimTablet) which worked perfectly on Windows, Mac OS and this Debian, but once I've decided to check it with all default graphical programs. After I've run XSane Image scanning program it scaned computer for the devices and tablet stoped working. Now it is just unrecognized by any computers and OSes. Neither Windows and Mac OS can not see it. I think, that problem is in formating tablet: XSane program tried to format tablet for itself and changed some default settings on it and the solution is to format the tablet again. But nobody can see it and I don't know how to format such kind of devices.

UNIX commands, like
grep -i name /proc/bus/input/devices

are not showing this device. So, first problem is to see it (USB is working correctly).

Second problem is to format it. Is command diskdumpfmt ( suitable for this situation?

I can use neither Debian 5.03 and Windows XP for recivering this problem.
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try lsusb -v |less and look for what that tablet is with the thing switched on. You may need to update /usr/share/usb.ids from


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