device uscanner in GENERIC?

Bernd Walter ticso at
Tue Apr 20 07:01:28 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 03:54:00PM +0200, Mattias Schlenker wrote:
> 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.

_Works better_ means you've forgot to send a bug report for uscanner.
Even just works shouldn't happen.

> 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.

The situation you desribed with 4.x is more likely an ugly hack.
Either uscanner takes the device/interface or not.
Taking the device and still handle it as untaken calls for troubles.

B.Walter                   BWCT      
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