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Re: [SLE] USB flash memory drive problem
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 08:17:11 -0400
  • Message-id: <1153311431.6612.17.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2006-07-19 at 14:12 +0200, Catimimi wrote:
> Alexandr Malusek a écrit :
> > Hi,
> >
> > On my home computer (SUSE Linux 10.1, 2 x PIII), the OS freezes when I
> > connect the USB flash drive. But if I boot the OS with the flash
> > drive already connected, then I can access it without problems. I had
> > similar problems with previous releases of SUSE Linux so it is not
> > 10.1 specific.
> >
> > --
> > A.M.
> >
> Hello,
>
> Your problem could be a USB hub problem, I've got such a problem in the past
> with a hub which was not really USB 2.0 compatible.
>
> In the first case, it seems that you are connected through a hub which
> uses the
> driver ehci-hcd in the second case your computer uses driver ohci-hcd.
>
> Try to connect your USB drive either directly on the MB or through
> another HUB.
>
> It solved the problem for me.
>

You may also want to use a powered hub instead of one that draws power
from the USB port on the PC. It made a big difference with a couple of
USB devices I use.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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