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Re: [suse-laptop] Port Replicator
  • From: Werner Heuser <Werner.Heuser@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 12:34:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <20040116113420.GC9886@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 11:28:12PM +0100, Paul Foerster wrote:

Hallo Paul,
...
> Um meinen zwei Problemen des mittlerweile gemischten Kabelsalates mit
> French Dressing und dem Problem mit dem LPT1 Herr zu werden, denke ich
> daran, mir evtl. einen Port Replicator für den USB Anschluss zuzulegen.

gerade habe ich so ein Geraet kurz ausprobieren koennen. Ich werde eine
Beschreibung in den Linux-Mobile-Guide http://tuxmobil.org/howtos.html
aufnehmen. Hier ist mein erster Entwurf.

Gruesse

Werner

Typhoon USB 2.0 7in1 Docking Station made by Anubis P/N 83057, actually
this device should be named port replicator, because it does not have
any extension slots. How does it work with Linux:

- USB 2.0 A-type downstream: works with external harddisk and mouse out of the box
- USB 2.0 A-type downstream: see above
- PS/2 keyboard: works out of the box
- PS/2 mouse: works, but I haven't found the right protocol to make
the mouse behave proper neither in console or X11, after a
second insertion the mouse doesn't move anymore,
port /dev/psaux was assigned,
I have taken a Logitech mouse, which usually
works on the PS/2 port of my laptop in parallel with
the trackpoint (both assigned to the /dev/psaux and the PS/2 mouse
protocol for X11). So maybe the problem is not the protocol, but
that there are now three different PS/2 ports, I have
to check the HID USB driver, too.
- serial port: tested with serial mouse, doesn't seem to work,
/dev/ttyUSB0 was assigned·
- parallel port: tested, device /dev/usb/usblp0 assigned, works
with HP LaserJet 2100
- LAN: usbnet loads, device eth1 was assigned,
ifconfig or pump configures the network device,
- transfer port: (USB 1.1 host link B-type) untested

Tested with USB 1.1 laptop and custom made kernel 2.6.1.
This device doesn't have a VGA port to connect to an external
display. Only a few USB docking stations have this feature. It would
be nice to get a report whether a VGA port works or not.

Here is the output of `dmesg':

hub 1-0:1.0: new USB device on port 1, assigned address 26
hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
hub 1-1:1.0: new USB device on port 3, assigned address 27
hub 1-1.3:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-1.3:1.0: 4 ports detected
hub 1-1:1.0: new USB device on port 4, assigned address 28
eth1: register usbnet at usb-0000:00:07.2-1.4, ASIX AX8817x USB 2.0 Ethernet
hub 1-1.3:1.0: new USB device on port 1, assigned address 29
usb0: register usbnet at usb-0000:00:07.2-1.3.1, Prolific PL-2301/PL-2302
hub 1-1.3:1.0: new USB device on port 2, assigned address 30
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 30 if 0 alt 1 proto 2 vid 0x067B pid 0x2305
hub 1-1.3:1.0: new USB device on port 3, assigned address 31
pl2303 1-1.3.3:1.0: PL-2303 converter detected
usb 1-1.3.3: PL-2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0 (or usb/tts/0 for devfs)
hub 1-1.3:1.0: new USB device on port 4, assigned address 32
HID device not claimed by input or hiddev
hid: probe of 1-1.3.4:1.0 failed with error -5
input: Composite USB PS2 Converter USB to PS2 Adaptor v1.09 on usb-0000:00:07.2-1.3.4
HID device not claimed by input or hiddev
hid: probe of 1-1.3.4:1.1 failed with error -5
input: Composite USB PS2 Converter USB to PS2 Adaptor v1.09 on usb-0000:00:07.2-1.3.4

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