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Old 02-21-2006, 10:56 AM   #1
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External HD not recognized on Debian 3.1


Well, I've got an external (usb 2.0) hard disk with integrated usb hub, and I'm trying to make it work on Debian Sarge with a 2.4.27 (I guess) kernel - a completely fresh install, so at the moment I only have the basic system and an X-server with KDE working. The disk has a big FAT32 (~190GB) and a smaller NTFS (~90GB) partition, which works perfectly fine on Windows, but on Linux I can't figure out what exactly is wrong with it.

dmesg | grep usb leaves me with
Code:
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 09:50:48 Aug 17 2005
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1800, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1820, IRQ 5
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1840, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=2 (error=-71)
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=3 (error=-71)
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x45e/0x47) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 1671
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft 5-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)] on usb1:2.0
To me as a Linux newbie it looks like something is wrong, but I got no idea at all, where to start. Does anyone have an idea or a good howto?
 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:00 AM   #2
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try 'lsusb'

and try 'uname -a' to get your kernel version.


2.4.x kernels aren't so hot on usb stuff. nonetheless, it should work ok.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:17 AM   #3
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So, lsusb gives
Code:
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 045e:0047 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
and the kernel version is 2.4.27-2-386 as I supposed.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:20 AM   #4
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it doesnt look like the device is being recognised at all.

does the hub work?
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:28 AM   #5
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My mouse, at least, does not work when connected through the hub, so I guess it doesn't work at all.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:41 AM   #6
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maybe yuo should try udev and a newer kernel??
 
  


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