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Old 10-05-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 + usb hub

I have Mandrake 10 Official installed on an IBM ThinkPad T20 laptop. I have tried installing a couple of usb hubs (1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 1.1). None have worked. I see others who have problems with freezing, I don't have that problem. Mandrake detects the USB hub, but doesn't know the module to use. How do I configure the module?

Anyone have success with this?
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What model is your usb hub??
Old 10-16-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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The device is a Dynex 4 port USB Hub (USB 2.0) Mandrake 10 sees the device as follows:
Vendor: ‎NEC Systems
Bus: ‎USB
Description: ‎USB2.0 Hub Controller
Module: ‎unknown
Media class: ‎Hub

I know there are 2 modules for USB, but not sure which one I need to use or how to configure. Any help?
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I'm running MDK 9.1 and 10.1 (CE).
USB works just fine, although hotplugging is still a little weird.

Try lsmod as root to see what modules you have loaded.
For USB, I need:


So you could try (as root):
modprobe usbcore
modprobe usb-uhci
modprobe ehci-hcd

And then see if usb works. If it does, you'll want to make sure these modules are loaded at boottime.

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Also sometimes Linux needs to see the external device powered up prior to the kernel load.

e.g. at boot or power on time

before it will properly detect a device.
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I'll try that! Thanks!
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It worked for a short-while...

I hotplugged the USB Hub (with a thumdrive attached),
su to root -->> lsmod -->> and the thumbdrive was mounted.

However, I plugged in my USB Harddrive and it has not been forgiving since. I did a cold boot with these items attached and nothing was mounted.

I tried the above modprobe's and nothing. They individually mount without the USB Hub...
How do I install the above modules into the kernel so they are available at boot?
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Where to add modules for boot time depends on which kernel you are running. I use a 2.6 kernel so I use etc/modprobe.preload
It looks as follows:
# /etc/modprobe.preload: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are
# to be loaded at boot time, one per line. Comments begin with
# a `#', and everything on the line after them are ignored.
# this file is for module-init-tools (kernel 2.5 and above) ONLY
# for old kernel use /etc/modules


As you see in my file it says if you use a 2.4 kernel, you would put your entries into etc/modules instead. By the way, this is to have the modules loaded at boot time, rather than just available when called upon.


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