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xround 12-30-2003 05:18 AM

usb generic devices and recognition

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.

miaviator278 12-30-2003 04:22 PM

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..

xround 12-31-2003 08:01 AM

thank you for your advise, miaviator.

I will get these with a bit more confidence.

Cheers, Xround

Blaa269 01-08-2004 08:19 PM

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.

miaviator278 01-08-2004 09:03 PM

what problems are you having with pen drives??

Blaa269 01-08-2004 09:42 PM

can't get mine to mount or work. heres a link
its in Linux- Hardware, SanDisk Mini Cruzer (USB Pen Drive)

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