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About This Book

1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

What's New in USB Devices?

EHCI Isochronous Transfer Support

Support for CDC ACM Devices

Changed USB Device Hotpluggable Behavior

Oracle Solaris ZFS Support on USB Devices

Support for Prolific and Keyspan Serial Adapters

USB Power Budgeting

x86: Support for USB CDs and DVDs in GRUB-Based Booting

USB Virtual Keyboard and Mouse Support

vold Provides Awareness of Hot-Plugged USB Devices

Oracle Solaris Support for USB Devices

Overview of USB Devices

Commonly Used USB Acronyms

USB Bus Description

USB Devices and Drivers

USB Driver Enhancements

The EHCI, OHCI, and UHCI Drivers

Oracle Solaris USB Architecture (USBA)

About USB in the Oracle Solaris OS

USB 2.0 Features

USB 2.0 Device Features and Compatibility Issues

Bus-Powered Devices

USB Keyboards and Mouse Devices

USB Wheel Mouse Support

USB Host Controller and Hubs

USB Hub Devices

SPARC: USB Power Management

Guidelines for USB Cables

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

13.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

14.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets and Initiators (Tasks)

15.  The format Utility (Reference)

16.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

17.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Using The CacheFS File System (Tasks)

19.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

20.  Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)

21.  UFS File System (Reference)

22.  Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview)

23.  Backing Up UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

24.  Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)

25.  Restoring UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

26.  UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)

27.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

28.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Chapter 7

Using USB Devices (Overview)

This chapter provides an overview of Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices in the Oracle Solaris OS.

This is a list of the overview information in this chapter.

For recent information about USB devices, go to the following site:

For general information about USB devices, go to the following site:

For step-by-step instructions on using USB devices in the Oracle Solaris OS, see Chapter 8, Using USB Devices (Tasks).

For general information about dynamic reconfiguration and hot-plugging, see Chapter 6, Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks).

For information on configuring USB printers, see System Administration Guide: Printing.