device uscanner in GENERIC?

Mattias Schlenker mattias at
Tue Apr 20 06:54:08 PDT 2004

Chris wrote:

> I did not have to recompile my kernel for my USB scanner to work and I 
> am using uscanner.
> 5.1 5.2 both worked.

This may be... But many -- especially many cheap -- scanners nowadays 
work better with ugen/libusb or even just work with ugen/libusb. So 
removing "device uscanner" from GENERIC would mean that someone like you 
who *wants* to use uscanner has to load uscanner.ko, which is far less 
work than recompiling the kernel.

In 4.x it worked perfectly for all sides. Removing "device uscanner" 
from GENERIC would result in a situation that is more close to the 
situation with 4.x than the situation today is.


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