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Old 03-05-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Lightbulb USB scanner or printer worked with kernel 2.6.7 but not recognized with and a


This may interest some of you:

I've got an agfa snapscan USB scanner (uses USB 1.1 OHCI, the module is ohci_hcd with a 2.6 kernel) and I couldn't get it work after I upgraded from kernel 2.6.7 to or above.

I still could see device connection or disconnection in /var/log/messages.

The fact is that USB support has been rewritten between these two versions, and there were misconfiguration in /dev for to correctly handle the USB device.

The solution was to use the
/sbin/MAKEDEV usb
command, but executed from /dev or it would create character devices at the wrong place



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