LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
sydney-troz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Kubuntu, it's obese barely-usable sibling, Ubuntu
Posts: 142

Rep: Reputation: 15
Ubunty 8.04 hangs when USB stick is plugged in


Heyall

I am having a weird error intermittently when plugging a SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro into an Ubuntu 8.04 system with the Edubuntu addon(s). Sometimes it will occur the first time I plug it in, other times I have had to plug, unplug, and plug it in again before it occurs, but at some point, the system hard freezes. I have booted into a rescue disk (SysRescCD) and examined the two newest versions of each of the system log files (dmesg, syslog, messages, and kern), but there is nothing suspicious at the end of any of them (I am using AppArmor with Firefox, so most of the messages are policy violation complaints, and before those are DHCP messages from immediately after boot). Also, if I plug in the drive before booting, the system doesn't even see it (lshw, lsusb).

I've googled this numerous times, and can't seem to find anything directly related to my problem: lots of people having trouble booting from USB hard drives, but I'm not trying to boot from it.

I'm fairly certain this isn't a problem with the device, as I use it often on other systems, and have never had this problem before.

Thanks,
Syd
 
Old 12-10-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
stress_junkie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 and CentOS 5.5
Posts: 3,873

Rep: Reputation: 331Reputation: 331Reputation: 331Reputation: 331
The first thing that I would try if I hadn't already done it is upgrade the motherboard BIOS. This could be some microcode problem with the motherboard controller.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 04:40 PM   #3
sydney-troz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Kubuntu, it's obese barely-usable sibling, Ubuntu
Posts: 142

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks, I'll check that. I'm just curious though, if anyone has had this problem before and it wasn't a BIOS issue -- I'll post back as soon as I have more info.

Syd
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to detect programatically if a USB device is is plugged-in / plugged out? franc Linux - Software 3 02-01-2007 05:01 AM
GRUB hangs when mouse not plugged in qbert980 Linux - Newbie 3 10-02-2006 01:35 PM
mount/umount usb stick - PQI Intelligent Stick 2.0 sandbag Linux - Software 5 05-06-2005 12:12 PM
Suse 9.2 usb memory stick problem, system hangs davidhilbert Linux - Hardware 4 11-23-2004 12:40 PM
zoom usb adsl modem hangs mdk 9.2 when plugged in fuzzyworm Linux - Networking 0 12-23-2003 09:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration