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Old 10-04-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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USB devices stop responding when a new device is inserted


I'm running archlinux & just recently started having a problem where ALL USB devices will stop responding for a second when a new USB device is plugged in. dmesg doesn't provide any hints.

For example, I've got my music on an external HD & it will stop playing for like ~30 seconds if plug in my camera or gamepad...

This issue only seemed to start after my home partition was erased & re-created, though I don't see how these two issues could be related.

I've been running a custom kernel (2.6.35-rc6) for the past few months, and that hadn't changed to spur this issue. Thinking it may have been something weird with the kernel, I even switched over 2.6.36-rc6-mainline, yet this did not remediate the issue.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Old 10-05-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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try looking in your logs to see what happens when a device is plugged in. try the dmesg command and look at the last couple of lines after you plug in your usb device post what it outputs
Old 10-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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Boot to a live cd and see if the problem follows. It could be a current issue on the port maybe.


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