[CentOS] OT: a USB barcode scanner?

Sun Dec 11 18:58:08 UTC 2016
Mike - st257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>

On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 5:42 AM, Jos Vos <jos at xos.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Dec 09, 2016 at 04:02:50PM -0500, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> >    I'm about to go googling, but thought I'd ask here if anyone's using a
> > barcode scanner with CentOS, and if so, a) what scanner are you using,
> > and b) what, if any, software are you using to record what it scans?
> Most USB barcode scanners can operate in so called keyboard wedge mode
> (either implicitly or explicitly via some physical switch).  In that
> case, you'll just see the scanned codes as keyboard input.

The USB barcode scanners I've used were detected as simple HID devices (on
Debian and Fedora).
Nothing but plug-and-play.

And yes, it acts just like keyboard input.

I don't have the model numbers handy, but I do believe one was a
Symbol-brand scanner (colors in photos look about right).

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