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[Bug 696667] Re: 08f7:0001 vstusb module should be blacklisted by default for this device


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  08f7:0001 vstusb module should be blacklisted by default for this

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Bug description:
  The vstusb module included with this kernel has been removed from
  later versions of the kernel because the manufacturer of the device
  (Vernier Software & Technology) decided to go with a userspace
  implementation based on libusb instead:

  Meanwhile, Ubuntu Lucid, which is a LTS release, includes this module.
  Including this module creates problems for some people and doesn't
  help anyone. It creates problems for people trying to work with this
  device using libusb, because vstusb automatically binds to the device.
  It does not help anyone, because the manufacturer does not document or
  support the use of their device through vstusb. They distribute a beta
  version of their software for linux, and this beta version uses
  libusb, not vstusb. They provide documentation for third-party
  developers on how to write software for their device, but this
  documentation is for use with libusb, and in fact will not work on a
  system that has vstusb installed.

  For these reasons, I think vstusb should be blacklisted by default in
  Lucid. This would make it possible for third-party developers to
  successfully follow the manufacturer's documentation in writing
  software to work with the device, and make that software work out of
  the box. Otherwise users will be presented with hassles for the
  lifetime of Lucid.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  Package: linux-image-2.6.32-24-generic 2.6.32-24.43
  Regression: No
  Reproducible: Yes
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.43-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  bcrowell   1200 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   bcrowell   1200 F...m pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'ICH5'/'Intel ICH5 with AD1981B at irq 17'
     Mixer name	: 'Analog Devices AD1981B'
     Components	: 'AC97a:41445374'
     Controls      : 26
     Simple ctrls  : 19
  Date: Sun Jan  2 17:24:27 2011
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=e03a6bef-3bfb-4321-a4be-e8c2a567c714
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
  MachineType: Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX270
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=1841b950-6a52-401d-a8c6-9a836a7251af ro quiet splash
  RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.34.1
  SourcePackage: linux
  dmi.bios.date: 06/26/2006
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
  dmi.bios.version: A07
  dmi.board.name: 0N6016
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Computer Corp.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellComputerCorporation:bvrA07:bd06/26/2006:svnDellComputerCorporation:pnOptiPlexGX270:pvr:rvnDellComputerCorp.:rn0N6016:rvr:cvnDellComputerCorporation:ct3:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: OptiPlex GX270
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation

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