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Old 01-11-2006, 04:07 AM   #1
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Missing USB Ports (Slackware)

Some years ago I had Slackware 9.1 on a box. Everything was working fine (USB, cdrom, network, yaddah yaddah). I now have a 10.1 (upgraded to 2.6.15) server running out of the same box, and almost everything is working. Today I went to install a printer to share with my network, however, and notice that the result for lsusb is blank.

Running lspci shows no controller for USB ports, and updating the kernel (from 2.4.29) did nothing as well.

Any suggestions?

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400] Chipset Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell: Unknown device 1fa6 (rev 07)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3 UniChrome] Integrated Video (rev 01)
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:30 AM   #2
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If no card is showing up on lspci, and you are getting no messages, the first thing I would think is some hardware failure.

Make sure that the card is properly seated and the PCI contacts are clean. If possible, try the card in another machine to verify it is working.

Now, if your USB controller is not PCI, and is built into the motherboard, then that complicates things a bit.
Old 01-11-2006, 03:52 PM   #3
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It's built in. As I mentioned, upgrading the kernel didn't do anything (I figured perhaps I didn't compile USB support for some reason when I first installed it), and the USB ports have worked flawlessly in the past, so I'm hoping it's something easy that I've missed, but my hopes are failing.

I just want my printer to work!


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