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Subject: Re: Claiming devices has no effect under Linux

From: DJ Delorie <dj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: libftdi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 16:30:36 -0400
> In this case you could detach sio with modprobe, rmmod,

... detaching all my modems...

> usb_detach_kernel_driver(), or whatever in your *application*.

My application does not have root privs, so it cannot do any of the
above.  The FTDI device in question has a "device name" string that
the kernel matches to set the device permissions to allow libftdi (and
thus my custom application) to detach the driver though.

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