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nute
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ReactOS and USB

Post by nute » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:00 am

Does ReactOS on real hardware support USB? I can't even get a recent trunk build to boot in vmware
workstation 6 with USB hub in the hardware profile. ReactOS hangs on boot indefinitely. Even turning
off USB2 support doesn't help.

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by EmuandCo » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:05 am

Not really, nope.
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by R A V E N » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:37 am

One question out of pure curiosity:

Let's suppose we have developer who is only familiar with C/C++, but do not know nothing about USB and how to implement it into ReactOS, however he wants to start doing it.

Where should he start? Should he first read USB Specification at http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/ ?

Apparently, that document only describes USB version 3.0.

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by reactosfan » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:33 am

Simple USB support (ros drivers) have been implemented around version 0.3, as I remember. On my hardware THE LAST FULL VERSIONS support simple devices like a USB mouse, but not more. Do NOT expect trunk versions to handle things even worked before - doe to the normal development process! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by R A V E N » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:46 am

So USB support is partially implemented?

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by reactosfan » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:55 am

Yes, it is. Some USB devices do work, at least in install versions (on real hardware) 0.3.09 and 0.3.10. I do not exactly remember if I tested one and the same simple USB mouse on 0.3.11. USB. Keyboard(s) I did not test, I should once and my USB stick an USB harddisk did not work. So did not my external USB 4 port hub and so on... :idea: test yourself the mentioned versions on your hardware and see and report, please!

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by Aeneas » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:09 pm

I am no developer, but just in case it is helpful: AROS is apparently having a USB stack now.

http://www.osnews.com/story/21548/Posei ... _AROS_Port

If it could serve as an inspiration...

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by JPLR » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:25 pm

There was a need for a bounty mechanism. But Aros is a system with only a few afficionados, for Reactos the audience is much more larger and everything developped for Windows should benefit to Reactos.

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Re: ReactOS and USB

Post by mrugiero » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:34 pm

I hope this will be my 2 cents of today:

http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/usb_20_122909-2.zip

The USB 2.0 docs, they were on the same page someone said only were 3.0, however, I find Wireless docs to.

I would to help implementing this, but I don't know about programming, so the only thing I can do is help in finding info.

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