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Running Ubuntu 7.04 on Lenovo 3000 N100 dual boot with WinXP SP2.
My external Maxtor HD has always worked fine in the past when I plugged the USB cable in. In fact, it automounted. Now it's not being recognized. My USB mouse works fine. The Maxtor HDD problem is there whether or not I boot with the mouse usb plugged in. The HD works fine when I plug it into a windows box. I'm getting this error message, which seems to have appeared often on different forums without anyone giving an answer. System> Preferences > removable drives and media shows the mount and browse commands properly checked.
eric@lenovo-1:~$ dmesg | tail
[ 5125.456000] usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 13
[ 5125.568000] usb 5-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[ 5125.784000] usb 5-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[ 5126.000000] usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 14
[ 5126.112000] usb 5-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[ 5126.328000] usb 5-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[ 5126.544000] usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 15
[ 5126.952000] usb 5-1: device not accepting address 15, error -71
[ 5127.064000] usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 16
[ 5127.472000] usb 5-1: device not accepting address 16, error -71
It's working now. I tried torquing the external HDD a bit and that seemed to wake it up. So not a problem with the Linux system. Leaves me wondering why it seemed to work on Windows yesterday but not on Linux. Some things we'll never know.