Bug#244978: Should apt-install usbutils if USB is found
On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 20:26 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> It does? I'm using hotplug, plenty of usb stuff, and have never
> installed usbutils.
Hmm... yes, it turns out that my problem was discover2, it worked when
I installed discover1. I had previously installed usbutils and
restarted hotplug, and got it to work, but it wasn't because of
usbutils but because of the actual restarting.
I think usbutils was needed for coldplugging before (and indeed the
README says so) but apparently it isn't anymore. However, according to
# - usbmodules used for (a) multi-interface devices, (b) coldplug
I don't know what multi-interface devices are, but perhaps usbutils
could still be needed for this?