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Old 09-28-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
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USB 2.0 and linux

I have a pacificdigital usb2.0 cdrw on a brand new dell laptop inspiron 2650 wich has usb 2.0 i have this burner running it works and all but now its time to make it better

it runns off of usb1.1 for some reason and when i try to insmod the usb2.0 driver is gives me errors for IRQ ports and such
has anyone had any problems getting usb2 running?
what am i doing wrong?

i have redhat 9.0.63 wich is pre 10 with the 2.4.21-20 kernel running
if anyone can help me out that would be great
Old 09-28-2003, 03:56 PM   #2
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Well, I know this sounds dirty, underhanded, and I'd be pissed if it happened to me, but.

Are you positive you have USB 2.0? A few companies.. aka.. DELL.. GATEWAY.. have been known, as approved by microsoft, to call USB 1.1 USB 2.0, as its supposed to alleviate customer confusion of having to many forms of usb...
More companies than just dell and gateway have and still do this.
So, basically.
Dude, your got screwed?

Other than that. Brand new dell.. redhat.. You probably havent enabled acpi features yet?
Go recompile the kernel for acpi and apm features with dell laptop support, and try again.

Or switch to Suse linux which has these features already compiled.
Old 09-28-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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I have ACPI working 100% and perfectly at that. I actually just read alot of stuff about dell , and I beleive your right. I got screwed . Them stupid bastards . Oh well . Time to go get a pcmcia usb2 card thanks for the info everyone

And oh yeah , I had Suse 8.2 installed i didnt like it as much , besides i like these RedHat betas that are out there much faster and cleaner I think.
Old 09-28-2003, 08:35 PM   #4
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Also be wary of 'USB 2.0 compatible'. If it is a USB 1 or 1.1 device, it will still work with USB 2.0 controllers, so it is 'compatible'.


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