We’re gearing up to test out a new ticketing system at work. We’ll be scanning barcoded tickets using an inexpensive USB Adesso Barcode Scanner. Unfortunately, on my Ubuntu (9.04 jaunty) netbook, the scanner would disable itself immediately after I scanned a barcode. Here’s how I fixed it:
1) Add the following lines to the bottom of your
# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred #blacklist usbmouse #blacklist usbkbd blacklist usbhid
2) Add the following line to the bottom of your
This will make your system prefer the
usbkbd driver over the
HID one. Apparently the scanner likes the older
usbkbd driver better.