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Re: Maintaining alternative OS: emulator vs linux emulation layer

On Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 05:06:49PM +0100, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> >Alternatively, is there a way to utilize Linux emulation layer that netBSD
> >has to meet such requirements?
> For general software, yes, it is very likely. Software expecting to
> speak to hardware will be more problematic.

Specifically talking about HP USB printers that work with hplip on Linux,
but not on NetBSD which arrangement is workable:

1. Using hplip as Linux emulation rather than native. (Will hplip "see"
the usb devices as it sees on Linux?)

2. Passing NetBSD usb devices (such as /dev/ulpt etc) to an emulator such
as qemu and letting a Linux guest OS access the printer?


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