I've just recently gotten hold of a new PCIe USB 3 card to go into my PC (the motherboard is an Asus M3A78-EM). Currently I'm running slackware 13.37, 64 bit.
However I'm experiencing a problem with a hard drive plugged into a USB 3 adapter/dock (attaches to the USB PCIe card via a cable). The PCIe card itself appears to be seen ok;
(The PCIe USB 3 Card is a transcend TS-PDU3).
Output from dmesg;
[ 1.603595] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 1.605020] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 1.605023] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: xHCI Host Controller
[ 1.606497] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 8
[ 1.620141] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: irq 16, io mem 0xfbcfe000
[ 1.621587] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: irq 44 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.621589] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.621591] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.621593] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.621595] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.629842] usb usb8: Manufacturer: Linux 126.96.36.199 xhci_hcd
[ 1.633080] xHCI xhci_add_endpoint called for root hub
[ 1.633081] xHCI xhci_check_bandwidth called for root hub
But the hard drive does not seem to fare so well;
Output from dmesg;
[ 134.666092] usb 8-3: new high speed USB device using xhci_hcd and address 2
[ 139.666012] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Timeout while waiting for a slot
[ 144.867013] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Timeout while waiting for a slot
[ 145.068015] usb 8-3: device not accepting address 2, error -62
[ 150.069022] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Timeout while waiting for a slot
[ 150.069027] hub 8-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 3 usb_device
[ 155.173009] xhci_hcd 0000:02:00.0: Timeout while waiting for a slot
[ 155.173014] hub 8-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 1 usb_device
The hard drive isn't being detected at all, all I get is the timeout error and it gets no further.
Pokeing about on the internet I'm reading a little about a possible kernel bug (e.g. here
. I've tried both kernels 188.8.131.52 and the latest linux kernel, 2.6.39-rc6. Both give the same results x.x .
Does anyone know if this really is a kernel problem or if it is some incompatibility with slackware or ?