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SubjectRe: [BUG?] hid-core.c: hid->name = dev->manufacturer + dev->product ... why not + dev->serial?
On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 07:52:40PM +0100, Melchior FRANZ wrote:
> * Dmitry Torokhov -- Tuesday 09 March 2010:
> > Have you considered the fact that maybe you not using the right interface?
>
> No. Because I'm not talking about *writing* an application, but about
> *using* applications written by others.

Then you need to mention that to your ISV.

> The producer of my two BU0836A
> knows that the devices are different, I know that they are different,
> the kernel knows that they are different, but the applications don't
> know that, because the kernel doesn't tell them (via JSIOCGNAME).
>
>
>
> > You need to work with guys at linux-iio@vger.kernel.org (which stands
> > for Industrial I/O which is exactly what you are working with).
>
> Hmm, then I wonder why the joystick names are different on Windows and
> Linux already. :-}
>

Probably because these are 2 quite different OSes?

> unpatched Linux: "Leo Bodnar BU0836A Interface"
> (Vista?) Windows: "BU0836A Interface" (not even the manufacturer ... pff)
>
> Oh, well. Forget it. I'll just distribute the patch, then. I didn't have
> much hope, anyway.
>
> m.

--
Dmitry


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