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USB?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 »

Hey!

I've known that ROS hasn't had USB this whole time, but I just tried the livecd in VirtualBox, and the device manager is showing me two USB devices. Did 0.3.6 introduce a USB stack? I couldn't find anything about it in the changelog...

Thanks!
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Re: USB?

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Basic USB support has always been present, but it was never very complete. Don't know if anything drastic has been done to get it more functional.

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Re: USB?

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Yeah. I was just surprised to see USB devices listed under the manager, because I knew USB support was whacked.

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Re: USB?

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ReactOS has some -not working- USB drivers since 2005 or so.It first used a port of the Linux USB drivers,
but switched to the open source driver for NT 4.0 from a chinese student.
These are still sort of incomplete.
There is bug #3550 that has to do with mouse/keyboard detection which will force you to use PS/2 peripherals for now.

Also some other open source systems have no or limited support for USB because no one has written a driver.

There is a dell driver for USB on NT 4.0 which I think will not work on reactos.
ReactOS has still some other bugs which prevent you to use ReactOS on a xbox.
Though PPC support is very broken in ros, Power Mac G4 support only USB keybords so no ros on PPC without USB or ADB drivers.

I read that BIOS with legacy device emulation on will allow you to use USB mice and keyboards on reactos,but did not test yet.
If you want to see drivers you will find the usb***.sys files in C:\reactos\system32\drivers\ dir.

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Re: USB?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 »

Again, I know the history of USB support, but in the last release, USB devices showed up in the device manager, which led me to believe that maybe somebody had fixed it somewhere between 0.3.5 and 0.3.6.

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Re: USB?

Post by hto »

Probably related to PnP, not to USB support.

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Re: USB?

Post by Speedator »

Have you tried functionality?

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Re: USB?

Post by aicommander »

The reason that the devices show up in device manager is because they are detected and we have infs for them but the drivers aren't actually there so it won't work
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Re: USB?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 »

Interesting. I was just wondering why it showed up, thought maybe that somebody had done what nobody can do/wants to/whatever...

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Re: USB?

Post by PsyDonia »

could the win98 USB driver work or the NT4 drivers.

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Re: USB?

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The 98 and NT kernel are not the same, so no.

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Re: USB?

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You should use NT 4.0 drivers,because WDM is not supported and the 2000 drivers may use it.
There are nt 4.0 USB drivers available from Dell,licensed from inside out.

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Re: USB?

Post by Blackcrack »

Hy,

i think it's a intresting link, if it's give Driverdevelopers on ROS so i think,
be not bad this link :

usb - developersdoc's

and dont forget, the USB Spec. 3.0 it's comming and who i had anywere
read over 4,5 Gigabit speed, faster as a normal 1Gig Network i think ( i have one),
it shold a standart network 1:1 usb-network emulation on it be.. or over a hub
or so to have a realy secure usb-network... to klink in the Notebook, Harddisk as
Networkstorage or e-Paper or so.. ;)

USB 3.0 Specification with 4.8Gbps Transfer Speed
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/09/1 ... fer-speed/

USB 3.0 Specification Proposed
http://www.ddj.com/201807512

Industry group develops USB 3.0 specification
http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800480335_4 ... dbcbbc.HTM

best regards
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Re: USB?

Post by coldReactive »

Z98 wrote:The 98 and NT kernel are not the same, so no.
Would NT5 drivers work on NT4 though? Just wondering.

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Re: USB?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 »

Iyeru wrote:
Z98 wrote:The 98 and NT kernel are not the same, so no.
Would NT5 drivers work on NT4 though? Just wondering.
Hmm... I've never thought that they have; although I know some do, I don't believe it was designed that way.

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