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USBview

#1 Post by davemx » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:47 pm

I installed the program using Synaptic, and when I run it, I get an error message:
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I know that I can click "configure" to put in a device address that works, I just don't know what it is!

Does anyone?
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Re: USBview

#2 Post by KernSpy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:06 pm

In a terminal - what is the output of - lsusb .. ??
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Re: USBview

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:04 pm

USBView uses the deprecated usbfs mounted at sys/kernel/debug/usbdevices/. It's still possible to configure a kernel to expose that, but since it's deprecated our kernels are not so configured.
Pretty much anything USBView would show can be seen using the USB tab in Hardinfo. In an attempt to be informative, Hardinfo puts its Menu entry in the System menu under the title System Profiler and Benchmark, although the executable command is hardinfo
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Re: USBview

#4 Post by davemx » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:27 pm

timkb4cq wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:04 pm
USBView uses the deprecated usbfs mounted at sys/kernel/debug/usbdevices/. It's still possible to configure a kernel to expose that, but since it's deprecated our kernels are not so configured.
Pretty much anything USBView would show can be seen using the USB tab in Hardinfo. In an attempt to be informative, Hardinfo puts its Menu entry in the System menu under the title System Profiler and Benchmark, although the executable command is hardinfo
OK. That makes sense.

Not seeing much about USB from Hardinfo at all though. Nothing under USB, Nothing under USB Devices or Storage. I was trying to diagnose what I believe to be a faulty USB Hub. Decided to buy a decent one instead, just sent off for it!

I have a 7-port external USB3 port. The internal structure is probably a 4-way chip, with one output feeding into another 4-way chip, and the second one has failed, so only the first 3 sockets work. I already had to put a diode in the lead to stop it backpowering when used with mains power. I've decided to buy a branded one, Anker, and I'm hoping that it's not going to let me down. And otherwise I like HardInfo, so thanks for helping me discover that.
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Re: USBview

#5 Post by davemx » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:27 pm

The solution to this was quite easy. Open a terminal and type: lsusb -t

Now if this output could be passed to "hardinfo" ...
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