To Use DBus or libusb (Beginner Question)

Christopher Moore christopher at
Wed Sep 3 09:26:16 PDT 2008

Hey everyone,

I'm new to this whole dbus/libusb programming in general, but let me
explain what I'm trying to do:

I have a Linksys Cit200 phone that is detected by the kernel as an audio
and hid device.  What I'm trying to do is to get the phone to talk to
another application (in this case skype).  The only problem is no sound
plays through it's speaker nor is any audio recorded via the mic.  I'm not
sure if I have to send an "activation" to the device somehow or what...

Separately, I have figured out what commands are needed (using Python) to
connect to the device via pyUSB, as well as using the Skype API to talk to
skype.  What I'm missing is the glue that will allow the phone to speak to
skype. Would this be the role of dbus?  If that's the case, how do I use
dbus to communicate with this device?


P.S.  I've also asked around at the libusb forum and the response was that
this may be better implemented via dbus, as the device is already
recognized by the kernel.

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