I'm delighted with update-usbids, by the way,
on my Debian/Knoppix 2.9/Kanotix system; although,
my system reports errors over the new format
entries at the bottom of the usb.ids file.
How about a web page with a couple of form
entries for manufacturer and device ID, and
a textarea reporting what was tested and if
it worked? Store this in a database, have
someone look it over and forward believable
stuff into the usb.ids list. Have it automatically
low-priority stuff that's already confirmed working.
A shell script that asks for permission to
transfer "new" /proc/bus/usb/devices entries
into a central database would be another way
to get this data. Or have it automatically
wake up and ask for consent to forward the
data on automount of a device not in the
Specific new entry:
USB 7 in 1 flash memory card reader
labelled UCR-61, purchased from Fry's,
there must be a zillion of these out there.
Seems to be manufactured by PCChips.
T: Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 3
Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=16
P: Vendor=1019 ProdID=0c55 Rev= 1.00
S: Product=USB Storage Device
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06
E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
I was able to read a 32M smartmedia card
on the following device. I'm not entirely
clear on the sequence of events, but I
think /dev/sdb kept saying there was
"No media present", when I tried to
access the card when it was blank. I
-could- read it after I formatted it
on a Windoze system. It did not
At one other point, I was able to read a
512M Compact Flash card on this device, it
magically automounted on a Mandrake 10.1 system.
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