Re: Camera as a USB mass storage / SCSI device

From: Matthew Dharm (
Date: Sun Dec 31 2000 - 16:41:42 EST

On Sun, Dec 31, 2000 at 03:25:25PM -0500, Alastair Foster wrote:
> Unfortunately, my camera does not get recognised on bootup. This is hardly
> surprising, given that the kernel has no way of determining the camera as a
> USB mass storage device. However, I'm curious as to how others have managed
> to get away with this by doing nothing more than compiling their kernel with
> the above options.

Not quite true... USB devices carry a ClassID, which (for most mass storage
devices) indicates that it is compliant to the USB Mass Storage
Specification. So, the database is only for devices that are slightly out
of spec or have descriptors that are not truthful.


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