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Old 10-22-2003, 12:51 PM   #1
titila
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Question Help me to recognize IBM USB Memory Key 128 MB under 2.4.20 ~ 2.6.0-test8


Hi experienced;

I am really failing to make newly bought IBM USB2.0 128MB Memory Key working under IBM T30 Linux Box. RH9 is running, but I tried Kernel 2.4.22 ~ 2.6.0-test 8. Kernel can recognize USB2.0 External Harddisk(250GB) as SCSI disk. But for USB2.0 Memory Key attached to the same USB hub where USB external harddisk is attached, it decides that the device is not responding :-(. Are there anybody who had same problem and know solution?
For this, I tried to off ACPI option both [on|off}, PCI[BIOS|Kernel|Any] also during kernel configuration. Even I tried off BOIS support for USB [enable|disalbe]. no use......
This IBM Memory can be accessed through Win2*, XP box....:-(.
To make sure that USB support, Mass Storage Support, SCSI Support, IDE SCSI emulation, I all turn on as Yes during kernel configuration........


Following is the message to compare USB2.0 external harddisk is working but USB2.0 IBM 128MB memory key is not working.... Please help me......

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[root@localhost root]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.0-test8 #6 Wed Oct 22 22:35:16 KST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root@localhost root]# tail -f /var/log/messages
---- For USB2.0 External Hard Disk ---> it is okay ----
Oct 23 00:37:33 localhost kernel: hub 4-0:1.0: new USB device on port 1, assigned address 14
Oct 23 00:37:33 localhost kernel: usb 4-1: Product: I-O DATA HDX-UE
Oct 23 00:37:33 localhost kernel: usb 4-1: Manufacturer: I-O DATA DEVICE,INC.
Oct 23 00:37:33 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Bad USB agent invocation
Oct 23 00:37:33 localhost kernel: usb 4-1: SerialNumber: 0000000007F4
Oct 23 00:37:33 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/scsi_host.agent is installed
Oct 23 00:37:33 localhost kernel: scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Oct 23 00:37:36 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: ... no modules for USB product 4bb/105/1100
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/scsi.agent is installed
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: Vendor: Maxtor Model: 4A250J0 Rev: RAMB
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/block.agent is installed
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: SCSI device sda: 490234752 512-byte hdwr sectors (251000 MB)
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: sda: asking for cache data failed
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: sda:<7>usb-storage: queuecommand called
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/block.agent is installed
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/scsi_device.agent is installed
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: sda1
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: Attached scsi disk sda at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Oct 23 00:37:58 localhost kernel: Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0

--- For IBM USB2.0 Memory Key -> always can't get response ---
Oct 23 00:41:47 localhost kernel: hub 4-0:1.0: new USB device on port 2, assigned address 15
Oct 23 00:41:48 localhost kernel: usb 4-2: device not accepting address 15, error -71
Oct 23 00:41:48 localhost kernel: hub 4-0:1.0: new USB device on port 2, assigned address 16
Oct 23 00:41:48 localhost kernel: usb 4-2: device not accepting address 16, error -71

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Old 10-27-2003, 10:51 AM   #2
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Hi users:

I am posting again for those still want to get some hints on hardware.
I am really suspect that IBM USB2.0 128MB memory key is special. Even kernel source (root)/drivers/usb/storage/unusual_devs.h mentioned that IBM USB Memory Key. The device which I am holding is not lucky to be loved by both Linux and me. I bought another USB1.0 USB memory and tested under current kernel configuration. It worked... now I am using this memory key as boot device and ..... maybe more for other users.

Again /var/log/messages
#tail -f /var/log/messages
Oct 28 00:49:08 localhost kernel: hub 2-0:1.0: new USB device on port 2, assigned address 5
Oct 28 00:49:08 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Bad USB agent invocation
Oct 28 00:49:08 localhost kernel: scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/scsi_host.agent is installed
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: Vendor: OTi Model: flash disk Rev: 1.89
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/scsi.agent is installed
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: SCSI device sda: 256000 512-byte hdwr sectors (131 MB)
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/block.agent is installed
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: SCSI device sda: drive cache: write through
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/block.agent is installed
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: sda: sda1
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost /sbin/hotplug: no runnable /etc/hotplug/scsi_device.agent is installed
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Oct 28 00:49:09 localhost kernel: Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
Oct 28 00:49:12 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: ... no modules for USB product ea0/6828/110

Should I trash out IBM's USB2.0 memory key?

Best regards,
titila
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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usb key problem

I am having the same problem. It's not your key, it's something that needs to be tweeked in the kernal (that's my theory so far). My key doesn't work on my machine, but i have seen it load up on a different linux machine.
I'll post another reply if i can track down the problem
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:24 PM   #4
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tuckerg76, this thread was more than 4 months old, i very much doubt he is still having these problems... if you are having simialr problems yourself, you'd do much better in future to start a new thread and reference this one. and it's spelt "kernel" not "kernal", thanks.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:43 PM   #5
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My apologies, i wasn't aware of the date. I'll post the specifics of my problem in it's own thread.
 
  


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