libusb and Veleman k8055 just worked!
By timatworkhomeandinbetween on Nov 06, 2006
I bought myself a USB card from maplin.co.uk - a Velleman k8055 card, 2 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, 5 digital inputs, 8 digital outputs. I bought it to experiment with libusb.
It took about an hour to solder together and as soon as I plugged it in to my Solaris laptop ( nv_b51) it was autodetected and HID attached to it - odd to have it export the HID class but easy to fix.
I took the usb vid and pid from /var/adm/messages and used update_drv -a to force a binding to the ugen driver. Unplugged and replugged the card and the ugen driver bound to the card.
Then via google I found a k8055 linux libusb application, using the studio 11 compilers ( free from www.sun.com) that built without error. The k8055 work perfectly, I can read the sensors and write values to the ports - taken all the fun out of it...
I think I'll turn it into a kernel driver to give me some practise..