On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 01:25:09AM +1000, Ian Smith wrote: > On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 15:07:53 +0300 Ghirai <ghi...@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. > 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. -- Brooks
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