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Hi, I want to test a usb device that I made. It's a HID. I know it works because I plugged it into Windows, and windows recognized it as a ...
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    Device Manager for Linux???


    Hi,

    I want to test a usb device that I made. It's a HID. I know it works because I plugged it into Windows, and windows recognized it as a HID in the Device Manager.

    Does Linux have a Device Manager? (probably not... you need a CS degree for linux...)

    Ok... what commands do I need to know to check if it's recognized. Should I unplug it, check a specific file, then plug it in again, and see what "event" was added to the file???

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    If you do a
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
    just after pluging it, you'll see what Linux (well, your present kernel version) thinks of it.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    Actually, it looks like I get the exact same thing before and after I plug it in....

    [joe@localhost ~]$ dmesg | tail
    SELinux: initialized (dev rpc_pipefs, type rpc_pipefs), uses genfs_contexts
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    parport_pc: Ignoring new-style parameters in presence of obsolete ones
    pnp: Device 00:09 activated.
    parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x77, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
    lp0: console ready
    selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module realtime
    Realtime LSM initialized (all groups, mlock=1)
    [joe@localhost ~]$ dmesg | tail
    SELinux: initialized (dev rpc_pipefs, type rpc_pipefs), uses genfs_contexts
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    parport_pc: Ignoring new-style parameters in presence of obsolete ones
    pnp: Device 00:09 activated.
    parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x77, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
    lp0: console ready
    selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module realtime
    Realtime LSM initialized (all groups, mlock=1)


    I don't see no hid....

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    You can take a look with
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    cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
    and see if it is listed there.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    also try lspci or lsusb to list pci/usb devices respectively.

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