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I am using devcon to check enumerated USB devices and their status on windows, I get the following output when running for example "devcon status usb*":

USB\VID_0557&PID_2213&MI_00\7&2A125440&0&0000
    Name: USB Input Device
    Driver is running.
USB\VID_0557&PID_2213&MI_01\7&2A125440&0&0001
    Name: USB Input Device
    Driver is running.

2 matching device(s) found.

I am looking for a way to do this on Linux (Ubuntu) and MAC, and be able to see if device is enabled, disabled, has a problem etc, all this I can do with devcon for windows.

I know there's lsusb for linux but I couldn't see how I can get the status from the list (I tried -v -t etc). For mac I understand there's system_profiler, will this show me the status also?

Thanks, Michal

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What do you mean under "status"? Maybe you just need udev? –  Eddy_Em Sep 23 '13 at 13:49
    
I guess I mean the driver status.. if it is enabled or disabled, if it was installed/identified successfully. In windows you can enable and disable the driver, and if a driver is missing or has some error and you see the USB device with a yellow bang in the device manager - it is all exposed using devcon. I don't know if there's an equivalent for this in Linux and Mac. –  michalv82 Sep 23 '13 at 17:35
    
In linux there's no "driver": if your hardware uses kernel module, you can do modprobe or rmmod. If it's on libusb, you can't "disable driver". –  Eddy_Em Sep 23 '13 at 17:46
    
Thanks, I'll try that then.. What about Mac? –  michalv82 Sep 26 '13 at 15:38

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