Long standing USB problem with XP & Linux...long
I built this system 3+ yrs ago and have dual-booted for most of that time.
Just recently I deleted the XP partitions and went with OpenSuSE 11.0...throughout the life of this system I've always had a problem getting all 6 usb ports to work (2 in front 4 back)...just before I deleted XP I had 3 in back working...the two on the front I believe were ruined by my kids yanking their ipod (or whatever) out rudely...hardware failure. The two in front worked for a short time.
So when I reinstalled opensuse as the only os I was expecting the 3 in back to remain operational...not so. My Epson scanner is working fine on one port but the other 2 fail. I have 4 thumb drives that I have tried on
all of the back ports and they fail as well...even the port that the scanner is attached to...??? I unplug the scanner, insert the thumb drv and nothing...I unplug the thumb drv and reinsert the scanner and it works fine...???
I've looked throughout YAST and USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 "seems" to be supported. Is there a service that needs to be started? I was thinking about buying a usb hub and attaching the scanner/thumb drives to it but I didnt want to throw more money at a bad situation...just about ready to give up on finding a solution to this...but I'm like a dog with a bone, I hate to think I couldnt figure this out...please advise....thanks!