SCH I-500 Fascinate "lsusb" output lines: (Mesmerize probably the same)
In USB debugging mode:
"Bus 001 Device 021: ID 04e8:681c Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd"
In regular, non-debug mode:
"Bus 001 Device 025: ID 04e8:681d Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd"
In download mode:
"Bus 001 Device 022: ID 04e8:6601 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Z100 Mobile Phone"
Not seen in recovery mode.
I'm afraid I am less familiar with other Distro's than you are. I'm actually a Noob to most of this, just well researched in this narrow area. I wrote this as I rooted my first Android device. [Which is now on Stupidfast DJ05 with Heimdall as a safety net, having never been violated by a Windows device :-) ]. I've read quite a bit about Voodoo, but have never used it, so not familiar with the requirement to reset adbd.