phidgets for FreeBSD?
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Mon Jun 8 07:49:52 UTC 2009
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 01:25:09AM +1000, Ian Smith wrote:
> > On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 15:07:53 +0300 Ghirai <ghirai at ghirai.com> wrote:
> > > Is there any (native) FreeBSD supoprt for Phidgets
> > > (http://www.phidgets.com?
> > >
> > > Someone seems to have attempted (and succeeded) to run things on 7.0,
> > > some time ago, but there doesn't seem to be any further info
> > > (http://www.phidgets.com/phorum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=507).
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > No, but colour me interested too. Thanks for the pointer.
> > Copying this to Brooks, who started that thread in 2005 with a patch for
> > phidgets 2.0, which left me wondering if anything has become of that in
> > the 2.1 linux sources, which I'm just grabbing.
> I've not really found time to do much since then. I think I've still
> got an ancient port around somewhere. All my patch did was refactor the
> error handling which caused basic stuff to work for me.
Hi, 'scuse delay, been bogged down trying to (learn how to) resuccitate
several old debian linux servers for a community radio station (eek!)
The thread mentioned above points to your patch, is that all of it? I
tried poking around your p4 area but didn't spot anything else related.
> > I'm generally interested in whether linux applications using libusb are
> > more likely than not to work on FreeBSD, operational differences between
> > libusb on FreeBSD and linux, and whether our new USB stack has changed
> > anything in that equation at all?
> As a rule, libusb stuff will work. Historically the function to allow
> a kernel driver (usually hid) to be detached hasn't been supported, but
> otherwise it's functional.
Thanks, but please humour my ignorance - would one install linux libusb
in /compat/linux for linux apps, as well as the freebsd port for native?
Looks like I need to hang out in freebsd-emulation@ and read lots. Any
other pointers (anyone)? I'm really hoping to use a FreeBSD box to talk
and listen at 400kHz(+) iicbus with a small gadget we're designing, and
everything I've seen, eg the Aardvark, is (apart from 'doze of course)
linux-only using libusb, including phidgets.
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