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Posted by:bstephens
Subject:openBSD - spectools-2011-08-R1 not recognizing wi-spy device...
Date:02:36:38 22/11/2011

> > > > Within openBSD one has the ability through the user kernel config (UKC) option do various kernel tweakings which include the ability to disable various drivers and in utilizing this feature I have been able to have the os only recognize the metageek wispy as a usb device that has be placed into a usb port. Specifically the os states
> > > >
> > > > "MetaGeek Wi-Spy 2.4x" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 2 at uhub4 port 1 not configured
> > > >
> > > > Unfortunately after firing up Spectools it still does not recognize the device. Any additional thoughts?
> > >
> > > What does it say when it starts up? I'd try using spectools_raw as the easiest test case.
> >
> >
> > When spectool_raw is initiated the following message is displayed -
> >
> > "No spectool devices found, bailing"
>
> So now it's not even finding the device in the USB list. What does lsusb show? I don't know the BSD equivalent of /proc/bus/usb but i'd check that too.
>
> You might also attempt running it as root, once, to see if it returns anything - maybe just a priv issue.
>
> I wonder if blacklisting it in the kernel makes it not enumerate the device at all. It kind of looks that way.

The equivalent command under openBSD is usbdevs and it responded with the following data -

Controller /dev/usb0:
addr 1: high speed, self powered, config 1, EHCI root hub(0x0000), Intel(0x8086), rev 1.00
port 1 powered
port 2 powered
port 3 powered
port 4 powered
Controller /dev/usb1:
addr 1: high speed, self powered, config 1, EHCI root hub(0x0000), Intel(0x8086), rev 1.00
port 1 powered
port 2 powered
port 3 powered
port 4 powered
Controller /dev/usb2:
addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000), Intel(0x8086), rev 1.00
port 1 addr 2: full speed, self powered, config 1, BCM2045B(0x2110), Broadcom Corp(0x0a5c), rev 1.00
port 2 addr 3: full speed, power 100 mA, config 1, Biometric Coprocessor(0x2016), STMicroelectronics(0x0483), rev 0.01
Controller /dev/usb3:
addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000), Intel(0x8086), rev 1.00
port 1 powered
port 2 powered
Controller /dev/usb4:
addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000), Intel(0x8086), rev 1.00
port 1 powered
port 2 addr 2: full speed, power 100 mA, config 1, Wi-Spy 2.4x(0x083f), MetaGeek(0x1781), rev 1.00
Controller /dev/usb5:
addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000), Intel(0x8086), rev 1.00
port 1 powered
port 2 powered


I suspected the possibility of a privilege issue and have attempted to activate each of the spectools while using root privileges but to no avail. I may be mistaken but from the usbdevs response it seems that the device is "enumerated". Your thoughts??


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