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Old 12-02-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
antjf
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USB issues with FC3


Hello all.

My problem is this: I tried to start an ADSL connection(PPPoE) on FC3. Used a whole bunch of tutorials and howto's and whatnots. Discovered in the end that FC3 isn't working well with my usb ports, since it can't connect with my modem. My usb mouse, if I unplug it, then plug it again, is no longer working/ being detected.

So, is any salvation for this newbie here? Any site I can go to and search for a solution?

Thx in advance.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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I just went for tutorials on this problem, one of them asked me to search fo the usbcore.o, usb-uhci.o files. I suppose they're driver files, important to... hmmm, USB use? Damn it, shouldn't these be included from the get go, since USB is so common nowadays? Please help, I'm getting mighty disapointed with Linux, since it can't even read music cd's....
 
Old 12-03-2004, 07:55 AM   #3
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Your modem might not be supported, unfortunately. Support for USB modems of all kinds it somewhat lacking in Linux. What sort of modem is it?

The USB drivers are probably already loaded - have a look at the output form 'lsmod' as root.

Your mouse problem I don't know about - I'm still using a PS/2 effort. You can almost definitely get your mouse working again after you plug it in by killing and restarting X, but it's not exactly an ideal situation.

Your CD problem sounds like the audio lead isn't connected between the CDROM to the sound card. If you want to do digital playback without the audio lead, Xine can do this.

Dave
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:49 AM   #4
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Did lsmod. No reference whatsoever to usb being loaded, which is odd, since my mouse is usb, and it works as long as it's alreeady plugged when the systems boots.

Did a search on the whole system for *.o files. No single file related to usb was found.
Is something very wrong?

My modem is a Thomson Speedtouch 330. Already have the drivers downloaded and isntalled. My problem, I believe, is USB. Any ideas?

Thx.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:07 AM   #5
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Hi again.

The drivers for the USB system are called: ohci-hcd uhci-hcd ehci-hcd
You've probably got two of them loaded.

I used to have one of those modems, except I was using PPPoA. You might want to make sure hdlc line discipline is loaded (modprobe n_hdlc).

The tutorial I used was at http://www.webconexion.net/speedtouc...ch_330_usb.php .

Dave
 
Old 12-03-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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Whoa, really? Then, damn those tutorials I read were kinda inappropriate 4 me. Thx a lot for the tips. Learning Linux sures comes as a challenge, but having such a great community around it pays off. Once again thx!
 
Old 12-07-2004, 04:28 PM   #7
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Heya again.

One last question. The tutorial you suggested, like many others, make references to the file /etc/modules.conf. FC3 does not use this file, it doesn't exist, anywhere. Is there any equivalent to it? How I can solve this problem?

Thx in advance.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 06:28 AM   #8
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The /etc/modprobe.conf file is used in FC3 instead of modules.conf.

Dave

Last edited by ilikejam; 12-08-2004 at 01:01 PM.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 08:37 AM   #9
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Hello Antjf,

I would like to help, but I cannot help you that much without knowing which hardware you use?

What hardware do you use? The more you tell the more people can help you.

(What motherboard, ADSL modem, Mouse and other hardware do you use.....)

I also use Fedora Core 3, and have to say it is a great distribution....

With kind regards,

Richard
 
Old 12-08-2004, 11:37 AM   #10
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Hi all.

My mouse problem is already solved, as a matter of fact, it never existed. My usb ports seem to be working just fine. I guess I went paranoid and cofused things. I was also a bit frustrated so, mb I wasn't thinking that well.

ilikejam, got the hint man, I'll check the file later today and adapt accordingly, see if anything works out and report back. Hopefully using Firefox in FC3

Dummy-in-Linux, thx for the interest. I'm using a laptop from a national brand (Tsunami, in Portugal), 1.6Ghz Intel Centrino, and currently I don't have info on the motherboard. Later today I'll try ilikejam's useful tips and tell something. So far, FC3 doesn't present any problems, except not playing sound from music cd's (but they are being read), but that's a whole other issue I'll deal with.


If I can get this working, then I'll post a howto, hopefuly giving something back to the community.

Cyah, and thx!
 
Old 12-08-2004, 07:03 PM   #11
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syncing with kpilot and USB

I have just done a complete install of Fedora 3, previously I was using Fedora 2, I opted for the full install as I didn't have much critical information and so decided this was easier, plus I had strayed far from the standard Fedora packages.

My problem is with syncing my sony clie. With all previous distros I used device

/dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1

and it has always worked, with FC3 these don't exist, does anyone know what device I use to communicate through the USB port with?

Cheers,
Daniel
 
Old 12-24-2004, 03:52 PM   #12
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That depends. I believe FC3 uses devfs. If this is the case then /dev/ttyUSB1 is a symbolic link to /dev/tts/usb/1 or something like that, which doesn't exist until the device is plugged in and recognized by the kernel. This poses the problem that when you plug the device in it will probably have very restrictive permissions (root only), meaning that as a user you won't be able to sync to and from it. You have to find a way to change the permissions so regular users can acces the dev file, at least the symbolic link. As soon as you plug in the device (assuming devfs is in use) you have to change the permissions on both the device and the symbolic link. Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 06:13 PM   #13
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well as i know FC3 is automounted

but try

mount -ntfs /dev/hda1 /media/Windows

then vi /etc/fstab

and add
/dev/hda1 /media/drive_c ntfs ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0

after that reboot


thanks
 
  


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