Originally posted by maroonbaboon
First check it gets recognised as you insert/remove it. In either case this should generate a kernel message which you can see at the end of the output of the 'dmesg' command.
If nothing there you may have the extra ports disabled in the BIOS. Some m/boards at least let you set how many USB ports are enabled.
Yes, the pen is recognised, and the output is:
usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 usb 1-6: device descriptor read/all, error -71 usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5 usb 1-6: device descriptor read/all, error -71
As I wrote, the pen works perfectly if used under window$ (I mean on the front extra ports). It also works under Mepis, but only if I plug it on the back 2.0 ports.