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Old 06-23-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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USB device not detected


ive read through quite a few posts on forums regarding ths problem, but none of them were exactly like my problem.
i have ubuntu 8.04 installed on my laptop and im very very new to linux (2 weeks old ) My pendrive(kingston 2gb) and portable hd are not detetcted at all. Though when i boot up with an option of 'noapic' appended, both are automounted. Also rather curiously, my usb mouse works like a charm when i boot normally as well. i really need help on this plz.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:31 PM   #2
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ive read through quite a few posts on forums regarding ths problem, but none of them were exactly like my problem.
i have ubuntu 8.04 installed on my laptop and im very very new to linux (2 weeks old ) My pendrive(kingston 2gb) and portable hd are not detetcted at all. Though when i boot up with an option of 'noapic' appended, both are automounted. Also rather curiously, my usb mouse works like a charm when i boot normally as well. i really need help on this plz.
What more help could you need? You have found the solution to your problem.
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...Though when i boot up with an option of 'noapic' appended, both are automounted. Also rather curiously, my usb mouse works like a charm when i boot normally as well...
Permanently append noapic to your bootup. APIC allows you to manually set interrupts for your soundcard, ide controllers, and so on. If you don't need to do that then turn it off.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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oh alright thnx!
 
Old 06-24-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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just wondering...but why does it work with noapic appended?
 
Old 06-24-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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Probably because there is a timing fault with an interrupt request. Updating your bios can sometimes rectify and eliminate the need to use noapic.
 
  


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