Subject: Re: accessing specific USB HID devices
To: Werner Backes <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/2004 13:44:33
Werner Backes wrote:
> Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>> I'll probably add what you want soon, it seems useful. :)
> That's fine :). I think it will make NetBSD's uhid support
> even more useful. Btw., what is the reason it was choosen
> to attach an own device node for every report ID instead
> of one device node for every physical device? Some HID devices
> seem to have LOTS of report IDs (about 20 for a MS Sidewinder
> Joystick). I have to admit that most of them belong to the
> force feedback section which is of no use anyway :)

Well, it used to be the other way.  But that is awkward when you get,
e.g., a device that is a mouse and a keyboard combined and they appear
as one HID device and different report ids.

	-- Lennart