Subject: Re: Presence of uscanner* in GENERIC
To: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/2004 08:49:49
If there is a scanner that works with ugen and not uscanner it
should not be handled by uscanner.  If you give the details of
the scanner (e.g., by doing `usbdevs -v') it can be removed.

	-- Lennart

Bruce J.A. Nourish wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> My USB scanner works only via ugen(4) (i.e. not with uscanner(4)), but 
> uscanner insists on attaching anyway. 
> Is there any way to prevent uscanner attaching? I don't think it's 
> possible to un-declare a config entry, so I can't use GENERIC.local
> to remove it from the kernel. Obviously, I can use a customized 
> kernel, but that is a PITA.
> Failing that, what do people think of commenting out uscanner in 
> GENERIC? Even it's manual page isn't very posistive about it.