It’s possible to blacklist a single USB device from connecting to Linux, while allowing similar USB devices to connect. In my case, I wanted to disable my laptop’s built in Bluetooth host (a USB device installed inside the laptop). However I wanted a second USB Bluetooth host, integrated as part of my new WiFi card, to still work.
I bought this LG branded USB 2.0 Hub for $10 from PCDIY.
Seems to be an LG promotional item that PCDIY decided to resell. (I don’t mind, it works properly in Linux unlike most cheap hubs.)
However, the form factor is kinda big and the LG logo is pretty bright.
Too much going on lately:
- Canberra Hackerspace still going strong.
- Road tripping to Newcastle next week with dev_dsp for This Is Not Art. We’ve signed up to organise an Arduino MIDI controller workshop, and we’re giving talks about Hackerspaces and the overlap between fine arts and engineering.
- I built a fully cross-platform MIDI<->Serial Bridge to make it easier to run our MIDI workshop. It’s a nice tool for hooking Arduino projects and the like into MIDI music making programs.
Still, it’s nice to have things that are (almost) coming to fruition.