[plug] USB drive mounting problems
Daniel J. Axtens
danielax at gmail.com
Tue May 31 18:12:48 WST 2005
> I've seen that before with certain kernel versions and hardware, in
> particular 2.6.8 on machines with Nvidia Nforce-based motherboards.
> In this instance _no_ USB devices would work (no mouse, no USB key,
> nothing). Upgrading the kernel fixed that one.
The usb mouse works.
> I also get see the "device not accepting address" with some people's
> USB keys on my laptop - they need to be unplugged and replugged
> several times and are eventually happy. Buggered if I know why.
> My experience has been that the flakiness of Linux's USB storage
> support is matched only by the flakiness of its fireware subsystem :-/
> > Are my computers['] USB busses toast?
Yes, I am aware the grammar wasn't brilliant. I wrote it quickly.
> Quite likely not - you could plug in a USB keyboard/mouse to test.
> (If you have a Mac, I presume you'll have one of those?) On the Mac,
> I'd be suspicious of plugging a thumb drive into a USB port on the side
> of the keyboard; mine doesn't work properly on those on the iMacs at
No, it's an iBook - its got its own keyboard and mouse.
Well, I'll keep trying.
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