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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2007 15:17:15 -0500
From:      Craig Boston <cb@severious.net>
To:        Graham Bentley <admin@cpcnw.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: USB Phone Charging
Message-ID:  <20070806201702.GA16758@nowhere>
In-Reply-To: <20070806100825.GB893@cpcnw.co.uk>
References:  <20070806100825.GB893@cpcnw.co.uk>

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On Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 11:08:25AM +0100, Graham Bentley wrote:
> My Blackberry mobile phone refuses to charge from USB
> when logged into FreeBSD.

For some reason that I'm not 100% clear on, the USB configuration has to
be activated before the blackberry will charge.

My first thought was that the port would go into a power-save mode if
there was no driver attached.  However those little USB lamps and such
manage to bleed quite a bit of power off the port and don't require a
driver, so I'm not so sure...

In any case, OpenBSD has a dummy driver that I ported over a while back.
It's in my local tree; here is a copy that's been extracted so that it
can be compiled standalone:

http://www.severious.net/uberry.tar.gz

Just extract the tarball, cd into the uberry dir, and run 'make'.  It
will create a .ko file that you can put in your /boot/modules/.  Load it
like any other kernel module and you should be good the next time you
plug it in.

Craig



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