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Old 04-30-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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usb not working Gigabyte mobo


first of all, i'm still learning and i'm open to any suggestions. i'm not really sure where to even begin with this problem:

i'm running Mandrake Cooker and cannot get any USB devices to work, even when loading the appropriate modules. i have a Gigabyte GA-7IXE mobo with an AMD 950 Slot A processor. i'm sure it is a hardware problem because the exact same devices work fine on 2 other Mandrake boxes i have, one running an Intel 810 chipset and the other is an old Gateway E-4200.

one of the devices is a USB pen drive. this is what happens on the Gateway when i plug it in:

Code:
Apr 30 11:47:11 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 4
Apr 30 11:47:11 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel: scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Apr 30 11:47:11 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel:   Vendor: USB       Model: Flash Drive       Rev: 1.12
Apr 30 11:47:11 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel:   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Apr 30 11:47:11 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel: SCSI device sda: 253949 512-byte hdwr sectors (130 MB)
Apr 30 11:47:11 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel: sda: assuming Write Enabled
Apr 30 11:47:11 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
Apr 30 11:47:12 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel:  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Apr 30 11:47:12 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Apr 30 11:47:12 SLEMERY-LINUX kernel: Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0,  type 0
Apr 30 11:47:12 SLEMERY-LINUX scsi.agent[2824]: disk at /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:07.2/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/host1/1:0:0:0
Apr 30 11:47:13 SLEMERY-LINUX modprobe: FATAL: Module scsimon not found.
Apr 30 11:47:17 SLEMERY-LINUX perl: drakupdate_fstab called with --auto --add /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part1
but on my Gigabyte box nothing happens. the manual for the USB pen drive says run cat /proc/scsi/scsi to make sure the drive is hooked up. on my Gateway box it shows this:

Code:
[slemery@SLEMERY-LINUX slemery]$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: USB      Model: Flash Drive      Rev: 1.12
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[slemery@SLEMERY-LINUX slemery]$
on my Gigabyte box:

Code:
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]#
my kernel:

Code:
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]# uname -r
2.6.3-4mdk
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]#
output of lsusb:

Code:
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]# lsusb
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]#
these are the modules i have running:

Code:
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
hid                    53312  0
usb-storage            63136  0
appletalk              34868  0
ax25                   60876  0
ipx                    28268  0
ppdev                   9408  0
usblp                  12256  0
isofs                  33912  0
zlib_inflate           22656  1 isofs
udf                    94660  0
md5                     3872  1
ipv6                  232352  6
r128                  103232  32
agpgart                31016  0
sg                     38044  0
st                     38616  0
sr_mod                 17060  0
sd_mod                 16800  0
scsi_mod              114744  5 usb-storage,sg,st,sr_mod,sd_mod
raw                     7616  1
ide-cd                 40548  0
cdrom                  37184  2 sr_mod,ide-cd
floppy                 59444  0
parport_pc             32832  1
lp                     12200  0
parport                38952  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
nls_cp437               5568  1
smbfs                  62872  2
es1371                 33280  2
soundcore               9248  3 es1371
gameport                4480  1 es1371
ac97_codec             17804  1 es1371
af_packet              20520  2
3c59x                  39144  0
nls_iso8859-1           3904  2
nls_cp850               4736  1
vfat                   13760  1
fat                    45120  1 vfat
supermount             37876  2
uhci-hcd               29104  0
usbcore                99132  5 hid,usb-storage,usblp,uhci-hcd
rtc                    11576  0
reiserfs              246196  1
[root@CCSTAFF downloads]#
i manually ran modprobe and inserted the following modules:
usbcore
uhci-hcd
usb-uhci
hid
scsi-mod
usb-storage

but it didn't help anything. could it just be that my hardware is incompatible? is there any way around this?
 
Old 05-01-2004, 01:39 AM   #2
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Maybe your GB mobo uses a different USB protocol. Is it usb 2.0? If so, you might need the "ehci-hcd" module.

You can check by using "lspci -v |grep EHCI"
 
Old 05-03-2004, 09:38 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply. i ran lspcidrake, mandrake's equivalent of lspci (kinda silly that they renamed it if you ask me):

Code:
[root@CCSTAFF ccstaff]# lspcidrake
amd-k7-agp      : Advanced Micro Devices|AMD-751 [Irongate] System Controller [BRIDGE_HOST]
unknown         : Advanced Micro Devices|AMD-751 PCI to PCI bridge [BRIDGE_PCI]
unknown         : Advanced Micro Devices|AMD-756 PCI to ISA bridge [BRIDGE_ISA]
unknown         : Advanced Micro Devices|AMD-756 (Viper) Bus Master IDE controller [STORAGE_IDE]
unknown         : Advanced Micro Devices|AMD-756 Power Management Controller [BRIDGE_OTHER]
usb-ohci        : Advanced Micro Devices|AMD-756 PCI to USB Open Host Controller [SERIAL_USB]
es1371          : Ensoniq|CT5880 [MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO]
3c59x           : 3Com Corporation|3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] [NETWORK_ETHERNET]
Card:ATI Rage 128 TVout: ATI|Rage 128 GL AGP 1x/2x [DISPLAY_VGA]
[root@CCSTAFF ccstaff]#
and noted that it said it uses the usb-ohci module. for some reason this wasn't loaded, so after modprobe usb-ohci it loaded the ohcd-hci module and everything seems to work fine. kinda weird that the module wasn't loaded in the first place. thanks for the help. what's the best way i can get this module to load up automatically at startup?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 04:52 PM   #4
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That depends on how the Mandrake startup scripts are organised. Look for one of the following files:
/etc/modules.conf
/etc/rc.d/rc.modules
/etc/rc.d/<anythingmodulesrelated>
/etc/init.d/<anythingmodulesrelated>

You will probably find something useful in one of those directories.
 
  


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