Re: 2.4.19, USB_HID only works compiled in, not as module

From: Brad Hards (
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 09:00:55 EST

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On Mon, 5 Aug 2002 21:14, Brad Hards wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Aug 2002 15:34, Tyler Longren wrote:
> > Just to let you know, this problem isn't just happening to you.
> >
> > I compiled 2.4.19 using the same config file I used for 2.4.18 (yes, I
> > also turned on CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT). Needless to say, the mouse didn't
> > work on reboot. I saw your post and compiled everything into the
> > kernel, and everything worked great on reboot. So, I think this is
> > probably a real 2.4.19 problem. Not something specific to you.
> I'm taking a look now.
I can't duplicate this problem yet.

> Could you (and anyone else with the same problem), mail me the
> lines from .config that matches CONFIG_USB for a configuration
> that fails to work. Off list would be best.
One issue that did come up was the handling of the no-HIDDEV case.

Greg: I think this was one of your patches, associated with the
HIDINPUT patch. It looks like the return value is wrong. See

- --- include/linux/hiddev.h.orig Mon Aug 5 23:19:54 2002
+++ include/linux/hiddev.h Mon Aug 5 23:56:34 2002
@@ -183,7 +183,7 @@
 int __init hiddev_init(void);
 void __exit hiddev_exit(void);
- -static inline void *hiddev_connect(struct hid_device *hid) { return NULL; }
+static inline void *hiddev_connect(struct hid_device *hid) { return -1; }
 static inline void hiddev_disconnect(struct hid_device *hid) { }
 static inline void hiddev_hid_event(struct hid_device *hid, unsigned int usage, int value) { }
 static inline int hiddev_init(void) { return 0; }

- -- 22-25Jan2003. Perth, Australia. Birds in Black.
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