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Old 09-21-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.8 USB Problem


I just compiled kernel 2.6.8 and installed it and rebooted.

Everything except USB is working like a charm. I'm running slackware current.

dmesg | grep -i usb

usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
ehci_hcd 0000:00:03.3: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:03.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_hcd 0000:00:03.3: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2004-May-10
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
usbcore: registered new driver usblp
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver


Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

When then the machine boots, none of the usb peripherals light up like they used to under 2.4.7

Any ideas?

Thanx in advance...

Last edited by murphy23; 09-21-2004 at 11:30 AM.
Old 09-21-2004, 11:53 AM   #2
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It looks like the kernel recognized the device (usb-mass storage) [you might want to do an 'lsmod' command to see if the module for usb-storage is there (of course it won't be if you've compiled it directly into the kernel. I might be missing something here because I don't use the 2.6.x kernel, but don't you need to create a mount point for the usb device (such as /mnt/usb), and then place an entry into fstab such as:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/flash vfat noauto,users,rw 1 0

I don't know if that /proc directory actually mounts the usb data to it, is it supposed to?
Old 09-21-2004, 12:25 PM   #3
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There is no mass storage device - I just enables all the usb stuff to be on the safe side.

It's my mouse and printer I need to get working...

Also - I noticed that

locate usbfs

returns nothing.

I think this may be relevant..

Last edited by murphy23; 09-21-2004 at 12:28 PM.


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