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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: usb: replace __setup("nousb") with __module_param_call
On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:

> On 1/3/06, Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >
> > usb-handoff no longer exists. The kernel now takes USB host controllers
> > away from the BIOS as soon as they are discovered.
> >
>
> Yes! YES! YEEEEES!
>
> *Dmitry dances and rejoices*

It may not be totally advantageous. Sometimes people have trouble with
system installs, when for some reason the USB HID driver doesn't work.
If you've got a USB keyboard now you're pretty well stuck, whereas in the
past you could specify "nousb" and the BIOS would continue to drive the
keyboard.

Alan Stern

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