[Frugalware-forums] Re: Finding that usb device

Nic nickalva292 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 29 21:20:40 CET 2008

I was really trying to see what kind of quickcam it thinks I have to see it if it would be compatible with free software. After doing what you said, I checked the new_id [1] file but it has no read permissions even to root, so unless I change the permissions. I remember reading that root should be able to read anything even it has no read permissions, but that didn't work.

[1] /sys/bus/usb/drivers/quickcam/new_id

To answer your question, the first command gives me over ten thousand lines. 

I have attached dmesg_file. I am using 0.9-1 frugalware.
~> du /sys/bus/usb/*/*/*/*/*/

 ~> ls /sys/bus/usb/*        
/sys/bus/usb/drivers_autoprobe  /sys/bus/usb/drivers_probe  /sys/bus/usb/uevent

1-0:1.0  1-1  1-1:1.0  1-2  1-2:1.0  2-0:1.0  3-0:1.0  3-3  3-3:1.0  usb1  usb2  usb3

hiddev  hub  quickcam  usb  usbfs  usbhid  usb-storage


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