Author Topic: Argh USB argh!  (Read 1833 times)

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2020, 09:42:28 am »
I've been tidying up. I now have a carpet in my office.

Look what I've found! I hope I've named it appropriately.

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FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2020, 10:35:49 am »
I've been tidying up. I now have a carpet in my office.

Look what I've found! I hope I've named it appropriately.



Bob?

Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2020, 10:54:31 am »
You have to look at the image name...
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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2020, 10:59:47 am »
Could you try using it to connect two computers together, just to see what actually happens?

Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2020, 11:06:40 am »
 ;D
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FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2020, 11:36:21 am »
You have to look at the image name...

You didn't watch Blackadder did you?

Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2020, 12:20:35 pm »
You have to look at the image name...

You didn't watch Blackadder did you?

I did.
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Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2020, 12:29:36 pm »
Ooh, look! xkcd to the rescue. FSVO rescue.

There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2020, 12:33:03 pm »
Could you try using it to connect two computers together, just to see what actually happens?

You could connect it to *one* computer and see if it enumerates as anything...  Less likely to result in magic smoke release.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2020, 01:56:57 pm »
Ooh, look! xkcd to the rescue. FSVO rescue.



Why's HDMI got a pin for prescription drugs?
Is this some sort of way of putting pharmacists out of jobs?

CommuteTooFar

  • Inadequate Randonneur
Re: Argh USB argh!
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2020, 10:33:21 am »
USB-A to USB-A cables used to be really expensive.  Then the masses demanded to connect their phone to their computer and all kinds of  cables aooeared.

USB-USB connections can theoretically be used for the microsoft debugger. So I eventually found a usb a - usb a cable and connected to machines.  Set both machines to use usb for the debug channel nothing. Apparently you need a fully implemented usb port which modern machines do not have. I looked into a add in card but that would not work the windows debugger demands the first usb port it enumerates to be the dubugger port. So the search for the £27 cable was a waste of money.  I only did this when someone in microsoft decided they would remove firewire from WinDbg. Its stil in windows 10 but not in WinDbg really annoying.  I switched to network debugging which works ok now (it used to be a mess). Still useless for debugging network drivers.  'RS232' Serial port is best.