[sane-devel] Qyestion about usb packet logging

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 20:34:07 UTC 2008

all three problems solved:



On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 3:16 PM,  <kilgota at banach.math.auburn.edu> wrote:
> I have had some problems recently with usbsnoop (sniff-bin-1.8) which I wonder
> if anyone else has encountered and, if so, whether any workarounds are known:
> 1. Contents of the window wherein the hardware is listed and one can choose to
> install or uninstall are jumping or flickering approximately once per second.
> 2. When one tries to install a particular device, the highlighting jumps away
> from the device one has chosen, as soon as the window flickers.
> Problems 1 and 2 together are making my installation of usbsnoop to be totally
> unusable. I spent several hours yesterday trying to get something out of it,
> and did not succeed.
> Compounding these problems and perhaps related to them is
> 3. There does not seem to be any obvious way to remove stale entries from the
> usbsnoop choice window. Rather, it seems to contain every device which has ever
> been hooked up to the machine at any time in the past, and some of the devices
> indeed are listed several times, with apparently duplicate entries.
> Reinstallation of usbsnoop does not seem to help with any of these problems. I
> have tried that, with no noticeable result. In particular, the relevant
> information for all of those old, stale entries and duplicate entries is
> obviously kept somewhere. Perhaps it would help to delete all that old cruft.
> But where is it kept?
> The problems described are, unfortunately, in effect on both of the machines
> which I use for testing things. One of them is an old machine running Win98,
> and the other one is a slightly newer one running Win2K. Both of the machines
> otherwise seem to be in perfect working order and run Linux just fine.
> Therefore, I do not suspect any hardware problems on either of the machines.
> I wonder if anyone has ever encountered a similar problem, and, if so, whether
> anyone has ever figured out a way to overcome the problem. Yesterday, I did
> download a copy of the source code for sniff-bin-1.8 as well as the binary.
> Perhaps I could find some clue in that if I knew where to look.
> I would like very much to learn any suggestions about how to deal with these
> problems.
> Theodore Kilgore
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