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Old 08-28-2004, 07:43 PM   #16
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I found something a patch it has something to do with hotplug and support was improved for usb_sysfs,

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:21 PM   #17
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I solved this problem today. I have three USB (thumb?) drives manufactured under three different names: nexdisk (32 MB), PNY (128 MB), and the reason for this post a SimpleTech (512 MB).

With R-H 9.0, I created a new directory for mounting the USB drive:

mkdir /mnt/USBDrive

With this directory, I was able to mount the nexdisk and PNY drives:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/USBDrive

At that time, I did not have the SimpleTech drive.

Recently, I switched the Fedora Core 2 and tried to use the same commands
to mount the drive. It did not work.

What works for the SimpleTech drive is:

mkdir /mnt/USBDrive
mount /dev/sda /mnt/USBDrive

Note: It is "sda" rather than "sda1".

And SimpleTech doesn't list their drive as compatible w/ Linux.

-WAH
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:38 AM   #18
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well, I tried to patch the kernel (2.6.8.1) with this patch and compiled again but no luck. Also installed Debian Sarge yesterday (2.4.26 kernel). It too gives the same USB error: device not accepting address, error -110. Note that I've slackware 10 with 2.4.26 kernel and it just works fine with USB. No problems, my printer is up and running. But no such luck in Fedora and Debian. Starting to feel frustrated.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Tux
 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:14 AM   #19
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Have a look at this

http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsamwel/usb_st...on_debian.html
 
Old 09-09-2004, 03:29 PM   #20
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I'm having similar problems - it does seem to be an issue specific to Dell Dimension 4500 boxes. Configuring mountpoints, udev rules, modprobing drivers, etc aren't the issue. The problem is that the USB drivers are crapping out assigning an ID to the device, or at least that's how the error message sounds to me.

It's not specific to device type - I've seen it reported for printers, external hard drives, usb pen drives, and I'm having the same issue with a palm.

Google is dry on this. Does anyone else have any information or a fix?

has anyone submitted a bug report to the good folks at the USB project? Is that even the right place to direct this?
 
Old 09-09-2004, 07:13 PM   #21
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Rounan,
I've also tried google but to no avail. I saw Andrew Morton's reply to a similar problem and his suggestion was to apply bk-acpi patch. Now I'm no expert on patching but I've tried and it gives me some successful patches and lot of rejected hunks. I've tried compiling kernel after this patch and error messages are still there so basically I am back to squre one. I actually use slackware with 2.4 series kernel and it works like a charm with my usb printer. Now I may be wrong here but I feel its an issue with 2.6 series kernel but I may be shooting in the dark here...

Tux,
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:38 PM   #22
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Progress!
But ultimately no banana.

I couldn't get the patch to apply cleanly either, had the same stalling problem - probably using the wrong syntax.
I read the file, however, and the patches are small, so I just found the appropriate places and edited manually.
The key seemed to be this section:

Code:
diff -Nru a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
--- a/init/main.c       2004-08-16 09:35:42 -07:00
+++ b/init/main.c       2004-08-16 09:35:42 -07:00
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@
 #ifdef CONFIG_ACPI
 extern void acpi_early_init(void);
 #else
-static inline acpi_early_init() { }
+static inline void acpi_early_init(void) { }
 #endif

 #ifdef CONFIG_TC
I'm using the ck tree, r5 currently, and my main.c didn't contain any of that block from ifdef CONFIG_ACPI through to the endif. Adding it and recompiling the kernel lets my palm connect!

(EDIT: I don't think that was clear enough, on re-read. What you need to do is make sure that at around line 96 of your main.c, before the line reading " #ifdef CONFIG_TC", you have:

#ifdef CONFIG_ACPI
extern void acpi_early_init(void);
#else
static inline void acpi_early_init(void) { }
#endif

/EDIT)

HOWEVER:

I get this, in /var/log/messages:

Code:
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using address 2
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 usbcore: registered new driver usbserial_generic
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 usbcore: registered new driver usbserial
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core v2.0
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Handspring Visor / Palm OS
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Sony Clie 3.5
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Sony Clie 5.0
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 usbcore: registered new driver visor
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 drivers/usb/serial/visor.c: USB HandSpring Visor / Palm OS driver v2.1
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 visor 4-2:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
Sep 13 18:11:11 neilp4 usb 4-2: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Sep 13 18:11:12 neilp4 usb 4-2: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1
But, the devices ttyUSB0 and ttyUSB1 that it mentions, which popped up in /dev/tts the one time this worked for me before, do not exist. They aren't created as they used to be.

Any ideas?

--Rounan

Last edited by Rounan; 09-13-2004 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:40 PM   #23
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what is the general consesus?

Just to get myself involved in this thread, to mount a usb external zip drive or any other usb device, we need patch for our kernel. What version of a kernel would we need to have? My kernel version can be found under my name. I am still working on stabilizing my hardware and kernel upgrades are last on my list of things to do. So, onto the topic at hand.
 
  


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