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Old 10-11-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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USB sticks and HDD do not detect in ubuntu. Please help.


My new ubuntu (64bit Hardy) machine is almost perfect, except for the fact that USB sticks and HDDs don' work. My USB wireless keyboard and mouse work flawlessly however. The usb-based internal card reader work as well.

Here is what lsusb reports:
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masterwang@masterwang-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 000: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Hi-Speed 21-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer (Internal/External)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04fc:05d8 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
here is the error message from dmesg:
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masterwang@masterwang-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 000: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Hi-Speed 21-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer (Internal/External)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04fc:05d8 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
My motherboard has the G31 chipset. (J&W IG31-MKII)

I am a newbie and this is way beyond my ability to solve on my own. Please help o mighty geeks.
 
Old 10-11-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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are usb hard drive support and usb legacy support enabled in BIOS?
 
Old 10-12-2008, 02:50 AM   #3
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I don't see any "USB HDD support" item in bios and USB legacy support is on. Interestingly there are also USB speed mode and an Ehcd related selection. I tried but didnt work. I am pretty sure it has something to do with linux not understanding the MoBo. Most likely the MoBo assumes the USB drives belong to a windows that doesn't exist.
 
  


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