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Old 04-09-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
JvanEkris
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USB devices hang Red Hat 9


Hi,

I'm new to Linux, so please forgive me if i ask a stupid question. I've looked all over the boards, but could not find an answer

I have installed a A7N266-VM motherboard with an AMD athlon 1800+ processor. Installing Red Hat 9 went like a breeze. Network-card is installed using the NVIDIA driver, works like a charm.

However, when i plug my bluetooth dongle my PC hangs. I already put the noacpi-option to the kernel-options. This removes an error message, however, my system still hangs: the local terminal and SSH terminals all hang. When i hotplug it: i get a nonresponsive system. Looking in the logs i find the following:
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Apr 9 21:32:49 Zeus login(pam_unix)[746]: session opened for user root by LOGIN(uid=0)
Apr 9 21:32:49 Zeus -- root[746]: ROOT LOGIN ON tty1
Apr 9 21:33:03 Zeus kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:02.0-1, assigned address 2
Apr 9 21:34:33 Zeus syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
As you can see, my patience lasts about 1,5 minute. I forced the system going down by pulling the powerplug. Somehow, i was not able to log a cold plugging. Other USB devices all generate the same problems.....

Please help me get rid of this probelem.

Jaap

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Old 04-14-2003, 12:56 AM   #2
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Almost the same setup and I get a similar problem.

When I switch form the old PS/2 Keyboard and mouse to a USB keyboard OR mouse, the system gets to "Checking Module Dependencies" then hangs. Take off the USB keyboard and mouse and it works just fine.

The wireless USB keyboard works just fine on boot; I can navigate the BIOS just fine. It also works when I use the keyboard / mouse on the same system under WinXP--so it's not inherent in the USB keyboard / mouse.

I bought a really sweet, compact wireless keyboard/mouse combo and I am itching to use it.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 05:25 AM   #3
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I have got my system up and running. I had some help from another board. Problem is in the BIOS. Windows deals with, Linux doesn't.... When i upgraded to the newest BIOS (1005), it worked like a charm. Did a clean install, worked like a charm again

Love the motherboard, i have an AOpen case, it fits exactly in the cupbaord where all the cabling comes in. It is the perfect server....

Jaap
 
Old 04-14-2003, 07:08 AM   #4
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Network-card is installed using the NVIDIA driver
hehe. i like that one. no offense :)

and:

hoi mede-nederlander :)
 
Old 04-14-2003, 07:10 AM   #5
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good to hear it works now.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 08:42 AM   #6
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Hi, good to find fellow dutchman here. Well, it was more out of agony i wrote that. IMHO, Asus could provide some kind of driver for it's motherboards. Now, i had to find out what chipset was used, what the problem was and what drivers i needed...

Jaap
 
Old 04-14-2003, 12:26 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tip! I will install the BIOS upgrade when I get home.

I have gotten it to work marginally by tweaking the BIOS settings under BIOS v1004, but it's flaky--and this is going to be a co-lo server, so flaky deosn't cut it.

Now here is the dilemma: I just looked a the downloads section on the ASUS site. There is a BIOSv1004 and 1005 for the A7N266-VM, but the latest release for the A7N266-VM/AA (which I have) has only the 1004 version listed.

I wonder if the v1005 for the VM would work?

Dare I try it?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:18 PM   #8
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hi
i have same motherboard A7N266-VM . and i upgrade my bios to rev 1007. then only first time it boots prefectly with USB device then again it hangs when boot again . did you have any solutions.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:03 PM   #9
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I Gave Up

I had two A7N266-VM motherboards and I had SOOOOO many problems using them with Linux (constant Nvidia driver updates, each new driver version fixes one problem--but breaks something else)!

I finally gave up on the A7N266-VM. I sold them and bought MBs with VIA chipsets and they work great--no problems.

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