Created attachment 711222 [details] dmesg output after setting the scsi log level according to comment #12 (In reply to Oliver Neukum from comment #15) > Something is fishy. Are your disks USB 2.0? How can I tell? I have used them before, including to run "zypper dup" to install opensUSE 4.2, and also after that. I think that I've used them since the latest kernel online update but I wouldn't (as we say in French) put my hand into the fire about that. > And the log is different from comment#10 > > Please clarify See comment #11. These messages happened after the reboot mentioned at the end of that comment. Oh, and (don't know if relevant) after requesting a "restart" in the drop-down at top right of all virtual desktops, there was apparently a hang in the Hewlett-Packard startup screen; Ctr-Alt-Del produced the usual "Executing POST delay", then the messages about which F keys to hit to get to the setup menu or the boot-device menu appeared on that same HP screen, which was finally replaced by the GRUB startup screen (In reply to Oliver Neukum from comment #16) > Yes, the log itself goes to dmesg. Ah, ok; let's run that again then. Feel free to mark the previous dmesg log as an "obsolete attachment" if appropriate.