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Old 03-16-2007, 02:21 AM   #1
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How to get usb ports 2 work, hardware conflict


Hi all,
I've been using slackware 11.0
for a couple weeks on my desktop pc
and I'm impressed with it's speed
and simplicity even through I've
got to do some manual work 2 get
some stuff to work! But now I wanted
to install it to a gateway mx3215
laptop that I got and now that I did,
I got some problems trying to the usb
ports to work and detect usb hardware.
I've asked for help at slackwarehelp(dot)org
and we've tried to fix the problem with one
person and couldn't solve it.

The problem is when I put in a usb stick or
a usb cable that go's to my wireless dongle
and run the command
Code:
# tail -f /var/log/messages
Mar 11 11:21:52 darkstar kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 10
Mar 11 11:21:52 darkstar kernel: lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
Mar 11 11:21:52 darkstar kernel: IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
Mar 11 11:21:52 darkstar sshd[2299]: Server listening on :: port 22.
Mar 11 11:21:53 darkstar logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:  /sbin/iwconfig eth0 nick darkstar
Mar 11 11:21:53 darkstar logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:  /sbin/iwconfig eth0 essid "any"
Mar 11 11:22:10 darkstar /usr/sbin/gpm[2380]: *** info [startup.c(95)]:
Mar 11 11:22:10 darkstar /usr/sbin/gpm[2380]: Started gpm successfully. Entered daemon mode.
Mar 11 11:22:10 darkstar /usr/sbin/gpm[2380]: *** info [mice.c(1766)]:
Mar 11 11:22:10 darkstar /usr/sbin/gpm[2380]: imps2: Auto-detected intellimouse PS/2
Mar 11 11:23:14 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
Mar 11 11:23:25 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
Mar 11 11:23:37 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
Mar 11 11:23:48 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
Mar 11 11:24:46 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
Mar 11 11:24:58 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
Mar 11 11:25:10 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
Mar 11 11:25:20 darkstar kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9
and then run dmesg,here is the part on usb

Code:
# dmesg
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: Unlink after no-IRQ?  Controller is probably using the wrong IRQ.
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 2, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 3, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 4, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 5, error -110
usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 1-6: device not accepting address 6, error -110
usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
usb 1-6: device not accepting address 7, error -110
usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
usb 1-6: device not accepting address 8, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 10, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 11
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 11, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 12
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 12, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 13
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 13, error -110
The person I was trying to fix the problem with
on slackwarehelp(dot)org, said this about the
commands I ran,

"Seems as an hardware conflict since your usb ports seams to get wrong irq.
I would ask about this at linuxquestions.org
There alot of knowlegde there and many developers.
I think you will find someone to help you there. "

here is a few other commands I tried with
a usb stick plugged in.
Code:
# lsusb
Bus 5 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 4 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000

~# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        2295    18434556    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            2296        3600    10482412+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            3601        4938    10747485   83  Linux
/dev/hda4            4939        5230     2345490   82  Linux swap
for some reason it wouldn't even find anything
plugged in.

I don't know what to do from here so
I'm hoping if you guys could give a tip or two!

One more thing,I have a SLAX live cd, which is based on slackware,
and when I run the live cd, everything works perfectly
like the cd drive, usb ports, etc.
Is there any files I can try copying from it
to my slackware install to make the usb work?

Oh, and I'm using the 2.6.17.13 kernel
Thx !

Last edited by Nem; 03-16-2007 at 02:40 AM.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 04:08 AM   #2
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Oh, and I'm using the 2.6.17.13 kernel
did u installed the kernel modules?
Code:
#installpkg /media/cdrom/extra/linux-2.6.17.13/kernel-modules-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz
 
Old 03-16-2007, 11:05 AM   #3
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Yup,
I installed the modules for kernel,the headers,
and the source for my 2.6.17.13 kernel.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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I would try out different kernels.

If you really want one of the slax kernels, you can install them:

http://merlin.fit.vutbr.cz/mirrors/slax/kernel/
 
Old 03-16-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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Smile

WOOT WOOT!
I found a fix for my usb ports!
I was looking around the forums
and ran into a article about laptops
and I tried this boot cheat that
I added before the laptop started.
Code:
acpi=noirq
and I now can find and mount my
usb sticks! I even can use my wireless
dongle which attaches through my usb port!

Okey the final question,
how can I get boot cheat acpi=noirq
to start everytime I boot the laptop?
I just don't want to add the boot cheat
everytime I boot up

Thx
 
Old 03-16-2007, 10:31 PM   #6
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If you're using lilo add it to lilo.conf as

Code:
append="acpi=noirq"
 
Old 03-17-2007, 02:30 AM   #7
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Okey,
this is my linux section on my lilo.conf file
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda2
label = linux
read-only
I tried adding the line you gave
to just about everywhere,
and still it wouldn't activate
the cheat, where am I to add
the line?

Thx
 
Old 03-17-2007, 10:38 AM   #8
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Are you running lilo again each time to write the changes you make to MBR?
 
Old 03-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #9
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You can put the line right below read-only if you want. But as suggested you have to run lilo to get the new configuration installed to lilo.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 12:43 PM   #10
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Question

Hmmm...
I added the line like you recommended like
this
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda2
label = linux
read-only
append="acpi=noirq"
and still the boot cheat
doesn't load.After modifying
lilo.conf, I always reboot the laptop
and when I plug in the usb stick and
run "dmesg" I still get the same messages,

usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: Unlink after no-IRQ? Controller is probably using the wrong IRQ.
usb 1-5: device not accepting address 2, error -110


But when the laptop boots up and I add the boot cheat acpi=noirq manually everything works and I can mount
the usb.I even tried adding to lilo.conf,
Code:
append=acpi=off
and still it won't work.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 12:48 PM   #11
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Once again. After you edited the lilo.conf file did you run the command lilo?
 
Old 03-17-2007, 02:19 PM   #12
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Run '/sbin/lilo' to get lilo to recognize the changes to lilo.conf. Every time you edit lilo.conf you have to run '/sbin/lilo'.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 03:11 PM   #13
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Oh,
I'm so sorry that you guys where
saying to run "command" lilo !
I thought you guys where saying to just
reboot the laptop! Well everything works
now I just added the line after read-only
and ran the command lilo and everything works!
Thx guys for your help!
 
  


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