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SubjectRe: USB mouse disconnect/reconnect
On Wed, Dec 12, 2001, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 12:53:23PM -0500, Johannes Erdfelt wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 12, 2001, Jan Kasprzak <kas@informatics.muni.cz> wrote:
> > > [l-k removed from Cc:]
> > >
> > > Johannes Erdfelt wrote:
> > > :
> > > : There's your problem with disconnects. Those are illegal per the specs.
> > > :
> > > What is the maximum length?
> >
> > I haven't looked at the spec lately, but I think 5 meters is the
> > maximum. You can go longer if you use an active cable which is
> > essentially a one port hub. It essentially acts as a repeater.
>
> The problem with active cables is that they are very problematic as
> well. The device plugged in isn't visible to Linux until the cable
> itself is unplugged and replugged into the computer. I haven't found out
> why yet.

That's weird. Sounds like a problem specific to that cable. It should
just look like a hub and act as one.

Including hot plugging.

JE

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