Casey Bralla on 5 Mar 2009 17:13:46 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Need Help with Barcode Scanner

I tried simply plugging the scanner into my portable (also running Gentoo (but 
x86 stable instead of AMD64 unstable) and it "just worked" too.   <sigh>

At least now I can still use it, and most of the applications I would use it 
for are better suited to the portable.

On Thursday 05 March 2009 7:58:38 pm Matt Mossholder wrote:
> ----- "Casey Bralla" <> wrote:
> > I just bought a cheap barcode scanner from New Egg.   It is a USB
> > scanner and
> > works fine with Windows (no drivers)
> >
> > I'm trying to get it to work with Gentoo.   So far, no go.
> >
> I have a USB CueCat scanner. It also shows up as a USB keyboard.
> Unfortunately (for you at least), in my case it "just works". I didn't have
> to touch xorg.conf to have it recognize the scanner. Scanning a barcode
> just sends to appropriate keystrokes into X, the same way the primary
> keyboard does.


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