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Old 01-25-2003, 09:33 PM   #1
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Initializing USB Controller hanging


Just installed redhat 8.0 as my third partition on my toshbia tecra 9100...install went fine so I rebooted into my linux partition and everthing went well, rebooted, then came back into linux 8.0, and it hangs on "Initializing USB Controller", shutdown the laptop because ctrl-d didn't work, then rebooted back in, and it works fine - basically every other boot into linux, it hangs on the "Initializing USB Controller" check. I took out my usb mouse to see if it would change, no change. Was wondering if anyone else had this problem and HOW to fix it? thx in advance
 
Old 01-25-2003, 09:36 PM   #2
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I'd say it's a hardware issue, what type of controller is it?
 
Old 01-25-2003, 09:50 PM   #3
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Initializing USB Controller

USB-UHCI.........still looking around to for people with similar problems...
 
Old 01-25-2003, 09:56 PM   #4
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Ok there are two kernel modules for these controllers, one called 'usb-uhci' and one called 'uhci', find out which one is being used and see if the other one solves the problem.
 
Old 01-25-2003, 10:04 PM   #5
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checked in the /etc/modules.conf file and the line:

alias usb-controller usb-uhci is listed so I am assuming I am using the usb-uhci module....how would I go about changing modules...thx
 
Old 01-25-2003, 10:23 PM   #6
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Check to see that you have the alternative module available, ("modprobe -l" will list all available kernel modules and "modinfo <module-name>" will display specific info about the named module), change that line in /etc/modules.conf to "alias usb-controller uhci" and reboot untill you either see the same error or get bored, whatever comes first :-)
 
Old 01-25-2003, 10:37 PM   #7
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changed modules...no go, still hangs at "Initializing USB Controller (uhci)" as it did with "Initializing USB Controller (usb-uhci)" ...hmmm, will keep looking....
 
Old 01-25-2003, 10:39 PM   #8
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module info

filename: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/usb/usb-uhci.o
description: "USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver"
author: "Georg Acher, Deti Fliegl, Thomas Sailer, Roman Weissgaerber"
license: "GPL"

[root@localhost root]# modinfo uhci
filename: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/usb/uhci.o
description: "USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver"
author: "Linus 'Frodo Rabbit' Torvalds, Johannes Erdfelt, Randy Dunlap, Georg Acher, Deti Fliegl, Thomas Sailer, Roman Weissgaerber"
license: "GPL"
parm: debug int, description "Debug level"
 
Old 01-26-2003, 05:32 PM   #9
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There's not a lot more you can do with a hardware problem like this.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 07:00 PM   #10
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Bug in redhat 8.0 with Tecra 9100

I have found that there is a bug with the tecra 9100. USB initialization still hangs with the newest kernels after a reboot. I have also tried setting the bios to let the os handle devices. In addition I have tried using kudzu to reinstall the hardware, same problem results. I have also tried changing the module config file with no luck. Does anyone have a fix for this? I have also opened a bug report on bugzilla, but they have not been very helpful either. The only work around is to remove USB from modules config file and not use USB which is a real poor work around. I am currently running kernel 2.4.18. Also, if anyone has had problem with the keyboard repeating. Uncomment XkbDisable in the XF86Config file and this should fix your problem.
Thanks
 
Old 04-03-2003, 10:27 AM   #11
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Initializing USB Controller (usb-uhci) hangs

I installed Red Hat Linux 8. First boot up and many subsequent bootup failed at:
Initializing USB Controller (usb-uhci). Reboot (power off and on), again and sometimes, system comes up and sometimes hangs.....

I looked at /etc/modules.conf file
and this is what I found....

alias usb-controller1 usb-uhci

I took out 1 from controller and saved the file. Reboot and the system didn't even hang once.......

subaschan.
 
  


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