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Old 09-17-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
gaffe
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USB 2.0 PCI-card doesn't work (VT6212)


Hello!

I put an USB 2.0 PCI-card to my computer, but it does not work. In my machine there was already another set of two USB-ports and they work fine (they are not PCI).

The card is VIA VT6212L. It has 4 external and one internal USB-port.

Should I mount it somehow? I would like it to work easily when I open my computer (like the other two usb-ports: just plug px. a memory stick and you can immediately see it on the desktop)

I have Mandriva Spring 2007 (Free).

I've been using Linux for quite a long time, but I'm not a computer specialist at all.

I put this question here to Mandriva forum (instead of hardware section) because for me it would be good to get Mandriva specific answers. Is it possible to solve this problem by using graphical interphase (Gnome) I'm using now?

It would be great if anyone could help me.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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I use KDE but don't hold that against me. Kde has a kde info ctr which lists pci devices but you can do the same in a terminal by running the command
lspci

I have an onboard usb 2 controller so my list has heaps of usb 1.1 and one tiny line of usb 2 and that is all I need to know that the controller is taken care of.

2) if you had an old computer you may have had only usb 1.1 controllers showing up, but Mdv tends to make most of its usb stuff modules so can you report what your kernel is?

command uname -r......gives you the release name.

also are you on a single processor or multi? is it a desktop or laptop?

and are you on broadband....aka DSL ?

The reasons for these questions is that it may be easier to just download a vanilla like kernel....not a modified mdv kernel and see if with all the default modules that tend to exist in the vanilla like one....if the new kernel with command lspci shows the corrrect controller. edit check (4) first please b4 wasting time to download


3) then there are numerous devices under usb since you only mention memory stick I assume that is only the issue?....can you confirm its a usb 2 stick?

edit

4) with root powers have a search of /var/log/dmesg of what hardware is detected by mdv on bootup.....any mention of your pci.
device?

there must be an entry for via vt6212 for your device to work.

Last edited by aus9; 09-17-2007 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 03:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for your advises!

Well, I forgot to give info of my pc: It's a desktop, quite old, so I think it is not multiprocessor. So single. I'm having DSL-connection to the net.

I had the USB PCI-card in my computer when I installed Mandriva (it was fresh install). So I did not attach the card later. I did not have the card on my previous system.

Kernel: 2.6.17-15mdv

I have tried both Gnome and KDE interphases.

The memory stick I have is an usb 2.0 stick. I have a USB DVD-burner, but it's no use to attach it to the PCI USB-card because it can not be found. I also plan to buy an USB HD to store my photos, so I need more USB ports (currently I have two working).

The lspci gives me this:

Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:07.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:08.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
00:08.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
00:08.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 63)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 30)
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 04)
00:0d.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 01)
00:0f.0 Communication controller: Cirrus Logic MD 5620 [CLM Data Fax Voice] (rev 01)
00:13.0 Mass storage controller: Triones Technologies, Inc. HPT366/368/370/370A/372/372N (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
I'm not sure but I think that the card is not detected by mdv on bootup... and I don't know how to check it? What commands I should use? I'm very bad with commands and I know only few.

Thanks already in advance!
 
Old 09-18-2007, 06:45 PM   #4
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ok well the kernel is ok and lspci shows you already have a usb 2 controller.

your /boot/config file which you can read with an ordinary text editor or open office writer will show a number of usb devices likely to be moduled on not set, which we can look at later.

2) but the important thing is .....what is detected as hardware by your current system.

I do not use gnome but I assume you have a terminal. so open a terminal and type commands
su (and your prompted root password)
cat /var/log/dmesg | less

if that works....you are reading your log in a terminal and can press page down or up to navigate your log.

and then look for any reference of your via vt pci card.

3) BUT pretending you know the actual word for your text editor that you use in gnome it would be easier to do this

su (root pw when prompted)
"name of editor" /var/log/dmesg

eg kate /var/log/dmeg.....will open kate in that log

4) if you have open office installed try this
su (and root pw when prompted)
soffice /var/log/dmesg

5 Now tell us if any mention of pci card is showing up.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 07:22 PM   #5
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btw, once you have confirmed it is not showing up ....assuming that is the problem,

go into your bios and disable your onboard usb stuff, your motherboard will tell you how to get in, most popular is to hit the delete key

then see if your pci is showing up.

2) then if still no joy, remove the card, if you do not touch the motherboard you will not need antistatic strap but turn off the power at the wall....and leave power cable connected at wall socket.

look with a magnifying glass and see if there is any breaks in the solder, any sign of burn marks and when re-installing make sure you apply pressure from the top 2 corners evenly and firmly....once it starts to go in...steady pressure to go all the way
 
Old 09-19-2007, 02:55 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot for your help.

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3) BUT pretending you know the actual word for your text editor that you use in gnome it would be easier to do this

su (root pw when prompted)
"name of editor" /var/log/dmesg

eg kate /var/log/dmeg.....will open kate in that log

4) if you have open office installed try this
su (and root pw when prompted)
soffice /var/log/dmesg

5 Now tell us if any mention of pci card is showing up.
Well, I have both Kate and Open Office, and so dmesg I had this long list:

Quote:
Linux version 2.6.17-15mdv (qateam@mercury.mandriva.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20070302 (prerelease) (4.1.2-1mdv2007.1)) #1 SMP Tue Aug 14 10:25:51 MDT 2007
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000017ff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 0000000017ff0000 - 0000000017ff3000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 0000000017ff3000 - 0000000018000000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
383MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 98288
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0
Normal zone: 94192 pages, LIFO batch:31
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 VT8371 ) @ 0x000f7900
ACPI: RSDT (v001 VT8371 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x17ff3000
ACPI: FADT (v001 VT8371 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x17ff3040
ACPI: DSDT (v001 VT8371 AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000c) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x4008
Allocating PCI resources starting at 20000000 (gap: 18000000:e7ff0000)
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/hde1 resume=/dev/hde5 splash=silent vga=788
bootsplash: silent mode.
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
mapped APIC to ffffe000 (0130a000)
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 8192 bytes)
Detected 800.172 MHz processor.
Using pmtmr for high-res timesource
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 383984k/393152k available (2430k kernel code, 8144k reserved, 760k data, 244k init, 0k highmem, 0k BadRAM)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1602.35 BogoMIPS (lpj=3204703)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0183f9ff c1c7f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0183f9ff c1c7f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps: 0183f9ff c1c7f9ff 00000000 00000420 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
Freeing SMP alternatives: 16k freed
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Freeing initrd memory: 733k freed
ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... error, file /DSDT.aml not found.
ACPI: setting ELCR to 0008 (from 0ca8)
CPU0: AMD Athlon(tm) processor stepping 02
SMP motherboard not detected.
Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
Brought up 1 CPUs
migration_cost=0
NET: Registered protocol family 16
ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb4e0, last bus=1
Setting up standard PCI resources
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20060127
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] bus is 0
Disabling VIA memory write queue (PCI ID 0305, rev 02): [55] 89 & 1f -> 09
PCI quirk: region 4000-40ff claimed by vt82c586 ACPI
PCI quirk: region 6000-607f claimed by vt82c686 HW-mon
PCI quirk: region 5000-500f claimed by vt82c686 SMB
Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 1 3 4 *5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 *7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
PnPBIOS: Disabled
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
IO window: a000-afff
MEM window: ec000000-edffffff
PREFETCH window: e0000000-e7ffffff
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:01.0 to 64
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 8192)
TCP reno registered
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1190240320.932:1): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
Initializing Cryptographic API
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered (default)
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered
PCI: Disabling Via external APIC routing
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xd8880000, using 3750k, total 65536k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=67
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:546c
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: Truecolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6> silentjpeg size 197324 bytes,<6>...found (800x600, 197276 bytes, v3).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 93x31
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
PCI: VIA IRQ fixup for 0000:00:07.1, from 255 to 0
VP_IDE: chipset revision 16
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686a (rev 22) IDE UDMA66 controller on pci0000:00:07.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xb000-0xb007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xb008-0xb00f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: IBM-DTTA-351010, ATA DISK drive
hdb: IBM-DTLA-307030, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: SAMSUNG SCR-3232, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: HP CD-Writer+ 7200, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
HPT370: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:13.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
HPT370: chipset revision 3
HPT370: 100% native mode on irq 11
HPT37X: using 33MHz PCI clock
ide2: BM-DMA at 0xe400-0xe407, BIOS settings: hde:DMA, hdf:DMA
HPT37X: using 33MHz PCI clock
ide3: BM-DMA at 0xe408-0xe40f, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:pio
Probing IDE interface ide2...
hde: Maxtor 53073U6, ATA DISK drive
hdf: IBM-DTLA-307030, ATA DISK drive
ide2 at 0xd400-0xd407,0xd802 on irq 11
Probing IDE interface ide3...
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 19807200 sectors (10141 MB) w/466KiB Cache, CHS=19650/16/63, UDMA(33)
hda: cache flushes not supported
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 >
hdb: max request size: 128KiB
hdb: 60036480 sectors (30738 MB) w/1916KiB Cache, CHS=59560/16/63, UDMA(66)
hdb: cache flushes not supported
hdb:hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hda: DMA disabled
ide0: reset: success
hdb1 hdb2 < hdb5 >
hde: max request size: 128KiB
hde: 60030432 sectors (30735 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=59554/16/63, UDMA(66)
hde: cache flushes not supported
hde: hde1 hde2 < hde5 hde6 >
hdf: max request size: 128KiB
hdf: 60036480 sectors (30738 MB) w/1916KiB Cache, CHS=59560/16/63, UDMA(66)
hdf: cache flushes not supported
hdf: hdf1 hdf2 < hdf5 >
PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
md: md driver 0.90.3 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: bitmap version 4.39
TCP bic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
ACPI wakeup devices:
SLPB PCI0 USB0 USB1 MODM UAR1
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 4 devices found
Freeing unused kernel memory: 244k freed
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input1
ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 10
PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:07.2[D] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 10, io base 0x0000b400
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:07.3[D] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.3: irq 10, io base 0x0000b800
usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.0[A] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:08.0: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:08.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:08.0: irq 10, io base 0x0000bc00
usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 7
PCI: setting IRQ 7 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.1[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 7 (level, low) -> IRQ 7
uhci_hcd 0000:00:08.1: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:08.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
uhci_hcd 0000:00:08.1: irq 7, io base 0x0000c000
usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
SCSI subsystem initialized
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usb-storage: device found at 2
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.2[C] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: irq 11, io mem 0xef001000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 5-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected VIA Twister-K/KT133x/KM133 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe8000000
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2])
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 2 throttling states)
powernow: No powernow capabilities detected
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
device-mapper: 4.6.0-ioctl (2006-02-17) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
EXT3 FS on hde1, internal journal
Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: DVDRRW GSA-2166D Rev: 1.01
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 00
usb-storage: device scan complete
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 5
Adding 4095464k swap on /dev/hde5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:4095464k
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hde6, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Supermount version 2.0.4 for kernel 2.6
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdb1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdb5, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdf1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdf5, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
NTFS driver 2.1.27 [Flags: R/O DEBUG MODULE].
NTFS volume version 3.0.
FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!
FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!
FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!
loop: loaded (max 8 devices, max 1 partitions per device)
hdc: ATAPI 32X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
hdd: ATAPI 6X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 768kB Cache, DMA
The usb-pci card is not there, is it? But at least some other "mistakes" might be there as well, error messages? Probably the system does not start well...

I think that I have to open the computer again and check that the card is ok.

Thanks a lot again!
 
Old 09-19-2007, 03:01 PM   #7
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Quote:
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(...)it would be easier to do this

su (root pw when prompted)
"name of editor" /var/log/dmesg

eg kate /var/log/dmeg.....will open kate in that log

4) if you have open office installed try this
su (and root pw when prompted)
soffice /var/log/dmesg
Btw, with dmesg-commands in console I got the following error messages. Are they ok or normal with this kind of commands?

With Kate:

Quote:
kate /var/log/dmesg
Session management error: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed
Session management error: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed
kbuildsycoca running...


Session management error: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed
And with open office:

Quote:
soffice /var/log/dmesg
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
 
Old 09-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #8
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I will ignore your last question as its irrelevant to your main issue.

yes I can not see your hardware at bootup.

oops, my bad......I forgot to ask if you have some services running after installing new hardware.

open a terminal issue that su command and then type command mcc
to get into Mdv control ctr.....unless gnome has a diff way.

next click on system then icon for the cog for system services.

1) min you will need is harddrake.....to config new hardware

if it was showing as not starting at boot....click on start now and check your /var/log/messages to see if the pci card now shows.

reboot if still no luck

if it was not showing up at boot up.....that is the main reason why your system never detected it....so never configged it.

2) but imho it is a good idea to have these turned on as well,

acpid
halddaemon
syslog
xinetd

I am not interested in the others as they will not impact hw changes.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:12 PM   #9
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Hello.

And thanks again.

I think I did not quite get what you meant.

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oops, my bad......I forgot to ask if you have some services running after installing new hardware.

open a terminal issue that su command and then type command mcc
to get into Mdv control ctr.....unless gnome has a diff way.

next click on system then icon for the cog for system services.
I opened the Mandriva Linux Control Center -> "enable or disable the system services". Almost everything was on at boot, except cups-lpd, mtink, oki4daemon and rsync. Everything is as it is by default after installing Mandriva Spring.

And then I went also to "View and search system logs", but I could not get anything from there. No logs could be seen.

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1) min you will need is harddrake.....to config new hardware
Well, this is a hard part for me. If I'd like to configure hardware I should be able to write a line of my own (there is an empty space for that), and that's not going to work, for I'm very bad with commands and I don't know what should I write. Sorry about that.

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2) but imho it is a good idea to have these turned on as well,

acpid
halddaemon
syslog
xinetd
These are on (on boot):
acpid is running on startup
haldaemon is running on startup
syslog is running on startup
xinetd is running on startup.

I also opened my computer, removed this PCI-USB-card and put it back again (this time to another PCI-slot just to give it a try). I could not see anything wrong on the card either. So the card should be okay, but, well, it can be broken as well, but it shouldn't.

Anyway if I put px. a memory-stick to a usb-slot (of this USB-PCI-card), I think the stick gets a contact because shows some lights flashing as it normally does (but flashing stops quite soon and then it is quiet).

I hope you still are patient and could help me with this problem...

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:05 AM   #10
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usb-storage: device found at 2
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.2[C] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: irq 11, io mem 0xef001000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:08.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 5-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
Card is there. 4 port usb2.0, right?

There may be a problem with the driver getting loaded. Try this from a command line as root:

modprobe ehci_hcd

That might do it for you.

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Old 09-25-2007, 04:53 AM   #11
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well its good we have another helper, can you confirm more explicitly

when you go into services....is harddrake on or off, is it now running or not?

harddrake is the name of a service....you do not need to write anything to it...its a detection tool

sorry if I have mislead you.
 
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Card is there. 4 port usb2.0, right?
The card should be there... but the card has 5 usb-ports, 4 external and one internal... so does it show up right?

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There may be a problem with the driver getting loaded. Try this from a command line as root:

modprobe ehci_hcd
I tried the command you suggested in a console as root, but it didn't help.

I think this card is a "standard" card which should work with Linux, shouldn't it?

But thank you a lot for your help.

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when you go into services....is harddrake on or off, is it now running or not?
Thank you again!

Yes, harddrake is on.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 07:22 PM   #14
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ok well lets try a different track. while jiml8 finds a better answer.....try to run a live cd such as knoppix and copy its /var/log....dmesg and syslog and messages and lets see what it detects......and run lspci.....assuming of course that when you insert your usb device in the pci slot nothing works.

BTW that internal you mention should be a connector for you to eventually connect to any existing front usb port
 
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also try all above with bios disable your usb setttings and see if it was the bios that was being detected by the kernel and then not enabling any pci device?
 
  


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