apologies if this doesn't make too much sense;
it's written in haste and from memory ....
I'm struggling with the installation of some
specialist USB kit; in particular of an FS²
(First Silicon Systems) JTAG Probe (Linux host
software 184.108.40.206) on Kubuntu 7.10 (64-bit).
there seem to be two issues:
1st, the Probe does not seem to be coming to
life; i.e., the PWR LED isn't illuminating.
I presume this is a H/W-ish issue, and
mention it in case it has something to do
with the 2nd issue ....
2nd, the FS² software installation expected
`hotplug'(/`usbfs'?), whilst I'm using
`udev'. I have (supposedly) obtained
an appropriate `*.rules' file, but when
I connect the Probe (i.e., plug it into
a USB port), nothing happens. WTF?
using `udevmonitor' I can see the Probe being
detected when I plug it in (or its unplugging
detected when I remove it). but all that
seems to be happening is rather generic USB
events; and in particular, none of the FS²
specific stuff: it should be (AFAICR) creating
a node /dev/fs2 and running `fxload' (which I
have installed). the node is not created, so
there's no change `fxload' will work (it uses
that node), but I don't think `fxload' is even
being run. (and if `fxload' does run, I assume
it will fail due to the no(?) PWR/life issue?)
using `udevtest' (and guessing a bit as to the
arguments), it reports it is parsing the FS²
rules file and then shows what seem to be those
basic actions I am observing — i.e., the generic
stuff but none of the FS² specific stuff. WTF?
in order words, "an" USB unit is being detected,
and has the right ID to match the FS² udev rules,
but those rules do not seem to be run.
the logfiles do not seem to contain anything
any suggestions or ideas on how I can obtain a
better idea what is / isn't happening?
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