| From: Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net>
| Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 09:52:59 +0000
|[ ... ]
| Are other distro's so sensitive to USB?
no idea. but as a point of information, my SuSE 7.3
(now a SUSE 9.1) system has had no problems at all with
my system, which has a USB keyboard and a USB mouse,
a USB printer, and a USB 6-in-1. (admittedly, none
of it is exotic USB gear.)
everything was detected, correctly, on install;
nothing special was needed during install; and
it has all worked ever since.
both the 6-in-1 and the current (new) printer
were added sometime after SuSE 7.3 was installed;
everything was present for the SUSE 9.1 install.
I used (but later discovered I did not need to)
some vender-supplied software with SuSE 7.3 for
the old (now dead) printer. that software caused
the only USB-related I issues I had: the software
didn't install quite correctly (easy fix, a module
was not being loaded); and the vendor's daemon did
not handle the printer going off-line (power-off or
USB unplug), but the work-around was the obvious
3-step procedure (stop daemon, turn printer on,
start daemon). I now use CUPS (and Foomatic, I
_think_) which work much better!
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