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Old 12-20-2003, 01:16 AM   #1
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HotPLug Enabled = reboot

Hi guys,

have an i845e based motherboard just for the record so here it goes.
Slackware (9.0, 9.1... doesn't matter) + hotplug = me going nuts. Why?

Well lets just say I have some usb devices that I'd like to use like gamepads and multimedia storage devices such as mp3 players and the second I enable hotplug, I get a nice spam of errors at load (keeps enabling usb controller, checking usb plugs and disabling when controller's empty... I think thats what it does) followed by my last two minutes of freedom until the next reboot.

I remember running mandrake and debian with usb's enabled so there has to be a way for me to use these devices. Am I limited to hotplug's script or is there an available alternative? I did some research but couldn't find much other than tools for different kind of usb devices (webcams, scanners, etc.).

Help is greatly appreaciated!
Thanks in advance
Old 12-20-2003, 07:02 AM   #2
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You could use usbmgr.
Old 12-20-2003, 07:05 AM   #3
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You have two options here:

1) Disable hotplugin (chmod 644 /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug) and compile a custom kernel for your hardware, with all the USB stuff made as modules. You would have to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules a bit with this option.

2) Find out which kernel module (driver) is misbehaving and add it to the hotplug blacklist (/etc/hotplug/blacklist).


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