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From: Michael Kjorling <michael@...>
Subject: Re: Hardware: USB controller card recommendations?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 21:28:54 +0000
On 2006-01-11 11:36 -0800, rsanders@... wrote:
> Pick up a card with an NEC controller.

Well, the biggest problem is that finding what controller is used
isn't always that trivial.

I did some looking around though and found the Belkin F5U220 4+1-port
PCI card, which apparently are based around the NEC LSI controller and
is not too outrageously priced. If anyone has first hand experience
with this card or can make other specific recommendations, I would
like to hear about it.


> FWIW - the motherboards with Nvidia chipsets work very well.

If that is the case, I must be doing something wrong. From somewhere,
I was under the impression that the Nvidia CK8S was just a re-branded
Via. The motherboard in my system is a Nvidia NF3 250Gb CN-8N2ALSR4,
CPU is Athlon64 3000+. Partial lspci output:

vuk ~ # lspci | grep -i usb
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK8S USB Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK8S USB Controller (rev a1)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
vuk ~ # 

In the kernel configuration under Device Drivers -> USB Support, I
have EHCI (CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD) and OHCI (CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD)
enabled, and UHCI (CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD) disabled. Don't tell me all I
need to do is use different kernel configuration settings? (I run
kernel 2.6.13-gentoo-r5.)

If it helps, the problem is that USB "mostly" works, but after
transferring a certain amount (which I have not been able to determine
in more detail) of data to or from a device, communication with that
device simply ceases until I at least cycle its connection to the
computer. (Power cycle the device, or unplug and plug back in the USB
cable.) At that point the device is reset, and nice recovery (as in
resume from wherever it was) is impossible.

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