Fwd: Request: blacklist garmin_gps by default

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Thu Feb 21 19:50:35 UTC 2008

Luka Renko wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am sending this to kernel mailing list as I suspect blacklisting kernel 
> modules (in module-init-tools) is something that Kernel developers would 
> approve.
> I have prepared debdiff [1] to module-init-tools that blacklists garmin_gps 
> module. This module provides USB -> serial gateway that was used by many GPS 
> applications (including gpsbabel) to access Garmin GPS devices with USB 
> interface. Since in last years more or less all Garmin devices come with USB 
> connectivity, most of the GPS apps have added proper support for native 
> Garmin USB protocol, therefore not needing garmin_gps device. Actually, 
> garmin_gps prevent such applications to access the USB device at all.
> Please consider this patch for inclusion into Ubuntu Hardy - it will greatly 
> improve out-of-the-box experience of Garmin GPS users.
> Regards,
> Luka
> [1] https://launchpad.net/bugs/114565

Waiting on the Alpha thaw. Perhaps tomorrow.
Tim Gardner tim.gardner at ubuntu.com

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