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From: pk <peterk2@××××××××.se>
To: GentooUser <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] New motherboard, usb-problems etc.
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:46:26
1 Hi,
3 I just put together a new computer composed of an Asus motherboard (AMD
4 990FX chipset, "Sabertooth" model, i.e. this one:
6 Initially, the onboard usb devices worked fine in AMD64 Gentoo 11.0 live
7 cd (via usb stick), which I used to install my system. Now, all usb
8 ports (ohci & ehci except the xhci - 3.0 ones) seems dead (and, as it
9 seems, the onboard NIC Realtek 8111e). The usb stick that I used for the
10 Gentoo live doesn't boot (I've tried it in another computer as well) but
11 it seems fine to read & write to. The weird thing is that they seem to
12 work fine (I've tried different ports) in the UEFI bios (this fancy new
13 graphics based bios replacer where you can use the mouse to click on
14 settings). Currently I've put my 3-button usb mouse in the xhci port,
15 which works fine (although usb 3.0 are supposed to be strictly for
16 storage devices) but I find it quite annoying not being able to use any
17 of my "regular" usb ports. The error message I get when inserting a usb
18 device into any ohci/ehci port is (example):
19 usb 2-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
20 usb 2-3: device descriptor read/64, error -32
22 All other hardware seems to work fine...
24 I've googled but can't find anything that helps. This is my first 64-bit
25 install (I've always used 32-bit before). Might there be a kernel option
26 that I've missed (or that I've shouldn't have set)? I've tried
27 gentoo-sources-2.6.37-r4, 2.6.38-r6 and 2.6.39-r3 (currently running
28 2.6.37-r4) but they all exhibit the same problem. Attaching my kernel
29 config for 2.6.37-r4. Of course this could also be a hardware problem
30 (but it's weird that the ports works in the UEFI bios screen in such
31 case)... Could it be the UEFI bios that somehow interferes with the
32 linux kernel?
34 I would be very grateful for any hints/things I could try!
36 Best regards
38 Peter K


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[gentoo-user] Re: New motherboard, usb-problems etc. walt <w41ter@×××××.com>