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Subject: Re: Control when in USB mode?

Re: Control when in USB mode?

From: Rasmus Lerdorf <rasmus_at_lerdorf.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:45:22 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Brian Wolven wrote:
> Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> > I haven't looked at the code and don't have a good sense of what is
> > hardware-restricted and what isn't. What happens when you plug in a
> > USB cable? Is there any way at all to get control at this point? It
> > seems somewhat annoying that I need to use a computer as a middleman
> > to transfer pictures from my digital camera to the player when both
> > ends speak USB.
>
> A better analogy might be that both ends "listen to" and "understand"
> USB, however neither end "speaks" it. You need a USB controller for
> that - like the one in your computer.

I obviously know nothing about USB, but is it that different from
regular serial that you can't emulate this in software?

-Rasmus
Received on 2003-12-16

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