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I have a problem with my 1G USB flash memory stick (Transcend JetFlash). The problem is with the cable that went with the stick, or so I guess...
I am on Mandrake 10.1 (download edition).
When I plug it into the USB port without the cable it works:
tail -f /var/log/messages
Nov 28 15:57:57 work kernel: usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using address 3
Nov 28 15:57:58 work kernel: scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Nov 28 15:57:58 work kernel: Vendor: JetFlash Model: TS1GJF2B Rev: 2.00
Nov 28 15:57:58 work kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Nov 28 15:57:59 work kernel: SCSI device sda: 2048000 512-byte hdwr sectors (1049 MB)
Nov 28 15:57:59 work kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Nov 28 15:57:59 work kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
Nov 28 15:57:59 work kernel: /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0:
Nov 28 15:57:59 work kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Nov 28 15:57:59 work scsi.agent: disk at /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.3/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/host1/1:0:0:0
And the indicator on the flash card lights on.
Then I am trying to do the same thing via the cable that went with the memory stick and it goes:
Nov 28 16:05:59 work kernel: usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using address 2
Nov 28 16:06:00 work kernel: usb 4-2: USB disconnect, address 2
Nov 28 16:06:00 work kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
Nov 28 16:06:00 work kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Nov 28 16:06:00 work kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
Nov 28 16:06:00 work kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
Nov 28 16:06:00 work kernel: usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using address 3
Nov 28 16:06:01 work kernel: usb 4-2: device not accepting address 3, error -71
Nov 28 16:06:01 work kernel: usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using address 4
Nov 28 16:06:01 work kernel: usb 4-2: string descriptor 0 read error: -71
Nov 28 16:06:02 work last message repeated 2 times
Nov 28 16:06:02 work kernel: usb-storage: probe of 4-2:1.0 failed with error -1
Nov 28 16:06:02 work kernel: usb 4-2: USB disconnect, address 4
Nov 28 16:06:02 work kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: qh df7a4080 (#0) state 1
Nov 28 16:06:03 work kernel: usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using address 6
Nov 28 16:06:03 work kernel: usb 4-2: device not accepting address 6, error -71
Nov 28 16:06:04 work kernel: usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using address 7
Nov 28 16:06:04 work kernel: usb 4-2: can't set config #1, error -71
The indicator on the flash card does not light on.
What could be the problem? The card works via the same cable on windows.
Since there are so many replies.... I thought that I post the solution I found. Maybe somebody will find it useful.
It appears that the power supplied to the USB port that was on the back of the motherboard was not enough for it to work normally and I had to use an active cable that I connected to the USB socket on the motherboard (it was a 9-pin connector). The cable aside from the data transfer also provides a power supply to the USB port (that is on the other end of the cable)
So, it works now with or without the extension cable.