Bug 62536 - hotplug RPM out of date and buggy
Summary: hotplug RPM out of date and buggy
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: hotplug   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-04-02 08:31 UTC by Landon Curt Noll
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-02 08:31:51 UTC
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Description Landon Curt Noll 2002-04-02 08:31:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
The hotplug RPM supplied by RH7.2 is very out
of date and is buggy.

A number of USB devices, such as Philips and Logitech web cams
(via the pwc driver) will not hotplug due to numerious problems
with this out of date package.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -q hotplug
2.with the PWC USB module configured, plug in a Philips 730 /
Logitech 3000 Pro web camera

Actual Results:  hotplug fails to function, even with a /etc/hotplug/usb/pwc install
mod script in place.

Given the problems with the old hotplug software, I suspect many
other USB devices will fail to hotplug.

Expected Results:  The camera and modules install when the USB camera is installed.
Other registered USB devices should also hotplug.

Additional info:

To get most USB devices to work, one needs:

hotplug-2002-04-01-1 (see

The hwdata and usbutils are found in the RH 7.2.92 Beta i386
release, but the hotplug is sill out of date.

When hotplug-2002-04-01-1, hwdata-0.8.3 and usbutils-0.9.5 RPMs
are installed on a up to date RH7.2, things work.
For example, placing the following script:

# Phillips webcam module setup
/usr/bin/logger -p daemon.notice -t hotplug/usb/pwc -i Phillips webcam setup
/sbin/modprobe pwc
if [ -f /etc/hotplug/usb/pwcx-i386.o ]; then
    /usr/bin/logger -p daemon.notice -t hotplug/usb/pwc -i pwcx-i386.o insmod
    /sbin/insmod --force /etc/hotplug/usb/pwcx-i386.o >/dev/null 2>&1
/usr/bin/logger -p daemon.notice -t hotplug/usb/pwc -i Phillips webcam complete

is placed in /etc/hotplug/usb/pwc, and the pwc module is configured
in the kernel, the camera hotplugs.

I recommend that RH update RH7.2 with hotplug-2002-04-01-1,
hwdata-0.8.3 and usbutils-0.9.5.  I also recommened that it
update hotplug in the beta release.

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-04-02 16:47:03 UTC
This is not a problem. I have one of those cams, and they work fine. The old
version is not known to be particularly buggy.

(that said, it was updated yesterday, but that has nothing to do with this bogus

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