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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems
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Solaris Support for USB Devices

Use the following table to identify Solaris support information for specific USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices.

Solaris 8 HW 5/03 and Later Releases

Solaris 9 Releases

Solaris 10 Releases

Solaris Express Releases

General USB 1.1 device support

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

General USB 2.0 device support

SPARC only

SPARC and x86 (Solaris 9 4/04)

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

Specific USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 device support

audio devices (See notes below.)

USB 1.1 only:

Not supported on a USB 2.0 hub

USB 1.1 only:

Not supported on a USB 2.0 hub

USB 1.1 only:

Supported on a USB 2.0 hub

USB 1.1 only:

Supported on a USB 2.0 hub

generic USB driver (ugen(7D))

SPARC only

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

hid devices (keyboard and mouse devices, hid(7D))

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

hubs (hubd(7D))

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

printers

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

serial devices (Edgeport (usbser_edge(7D)), Prolific (usbsprl(7D)), Keyspan (usbsksp(7D))

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

storage devices (scsa2usb(7D))

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

user-space USB device management library (libusb(3LIB))

Not supported

Not supported

SPARC and x86

SPARC and x86

Notes:

  • Only USB 1.x audio devices are supported. No USB 2.0 audio devices are supported.

  • A USB 1.x audio device that is connected to a USB 2.0 hub, which is connected to a USB 2.0 port, can be used in the Solaris 10 and Solaris Express releases only. For more information, see usb_ac(7D) and usb_as(7D).

  • Devices that are not supported by a USB driver might have libusb applications such as gphoto2, gtkam, and pilotlink. For more information, refer to /usr/sfw/share/doc/libusb/libusb.txt.

  • Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 releases – For USB dual framework issues, refer to the following site:

    https://www.sun.com/io_technologies/usb/USB-Faq.html

For task information associated with mass storage devices, see Chapter 8, Using USB Devices (Tasks).

For more information about ugen, see USB Driver Enhancements.

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