usb/umass, devfs: this sucks
pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Dec 26 11:52:27 PST 2007
--On December 25, 2007 10:25:08 PM -0800 David Benfell
<benfell at parts-unknown.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 00:38:11 -0500, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
>> If we want people to give FreeBSD a try in good faith, it is both
>> profoundly stupid and dishonest on our part to claim, we have a
>> working USB-system... It does not matter, how great our buffer-sharing
>> VM is, if a home user can't process their photos with a
>> FreeBSD-powered computer.
To the OP of this thread - generalized statements like this aren't very
helpful. I have a USB mouse and a USB keyboard, both of which work fine
and always have. I mount USB thumb drives frequently to copy and move
files back and forth. I have a USB hard drive that is automounted at boot.
None of these devices has ever given me problems.
I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I suspect it's the "failure" to
automount devices without first doing some configuration or to mount
devices when you are not logged in as root.
> While I have not experienced difficulty with umass, I would have to
> comment that as near as I can tell, *nothing* else on USB works. Not my
> scanner, nor my Treo.
> Both have worked intermittently in the recent past, so I believe my
> configuration is not at issue.
These I can't comment on, because I don't use them, although I note that
there is a uscanner driver that *should* work for most scanners. Man (4)
uscanner has a lenghty list of supported scanners. You might check to see
if yours is on the list.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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