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Old 09-12-2003, 03:25 AM   #1
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PC hangs on startup with USB devices connected


I have an USB optical mouse, SmartMedia adapter and external CDROM, all configured and working fine under SuSE 8.2 - but if I try and boot with any of them connected, the PC hangs on the hotplug USB detection line. If I boot without any connected, then connect them manually, there's no problem - not very practical with the mouse(!). Everything works fine on my Laptop (also SuSE 8.2). The desktop is a AMD 2000+ with 512Mb, NVidea 400 64Mb...

Any Ideas?

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Old 09-12-2003, 05:18 AM   #2
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Do you have acpi on? or off? If its off. turn it on, if its on, turn it off. Maybe that'll change things enough to keep it working..

Its acpi=on and acpi=off
 
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Where is that? Is it a BIOS thing or in a startup script? (excuse my ignorance...) I take it its to do with power management.

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Old 09-12-2003, 06:46 AM   #4
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you can add it to your startup in.. um.. /boot/grub/menu.lst I believe
 
Old 09-12-2003, 06:52 AM   #5
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OK, thanks for that - I'll give it a shot when I get home tonight...

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Old 09-12-2003, 11:52 AM   #6
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Yes, it was power management - but not in the O/S. I tried both yes and no for acpi in the grub config, to no avail, so I disabled all power management in the BIOS - bingo!

Thanks Caeda, for putting me on the right track...

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