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how to mount usbfs on fedora 22

asked 2015-11-07 06:44:12 -0500

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Dear All, I am trying to install a 3d connexion space explorer mouse driver on my fedora 22. So following the instructions I need to mount the usbfs to get support for the USB controller. I am not sure if this is already mounted or not. In any cases, on the instructions is specified that to perform this operation I need to do the following as root:

mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb

However, the system says that the /proc/bus/usb does not exist:

mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist

Do you know where should I point the mounting as it is not to /proc/bus/usb? Alternatively, if it usbfs is mounted, do you now how to double check that?

Regards,

Dom

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answered 2015-11-07 09:32:08 -0500

updated 2015-11-07 09:33:31 -0500

To see all mounted devices : run mount in a terminal.

To check log after you plugged your usb device for example : run dmesg, it displays some informations which could be useful.

The usbfs feature and its /proc/bus/usb folder have been removed from the kernel. So it's not any more possible to use as it (except with an old distribution).

However, you can try this workaround provided for Ubuntu. The virtual folder /proc/bus/usb/ will point to /dev/bus/usb/. If that doesn't work, you can try with this one : /sys/bus/usb/.

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