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From: meino.cramer@×××.de
To: Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] IcyBox USB trouble
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:49:18
Message-Id: 20080923174913.GC6246@solfire
1 Hi,
3 This is a problem, which exists for a longer time for me...
5 I am running Gentoo Linux :), which is updated regulary with Linux
6 vanilla kernel on a 3GB RAM system (AMD XP 3800+ X2 32bit/ASUS A8V w.
7 VIA Chipset). No overclocking, no tuning.
9 When I connect a IcyBox HD Case (ATA/IDE inside) via USB on the
10 running system, the first view minutes data transfers are ok and then
11 the transfer rate decreases down to 10kB/sec. Even the USB mouse
12 (Logitech) isn't useable anymore than...only reboot will help.
14 Inside the IceyBox there is a Cypress chipset used for the connection
15 between the IDE/ATA-HD and the USB port.
17 EHCI and UHCI are compiled as module (compiling them into the kernel
18 results in the same problem...).
20 What gives me some more time for an undisturbed transfer is rebooting
21 the system while the IcyBox is still attached to the system which
22 renders the sense of "hot pluggable" meaningless.
24 Is there any idea, what is going on here?
25 What can I do to solve the problem?
26 Is the hardware rotten? May be the RAM is weared out?
27 Or /dev/null needs to be emptied?
29 Any help is very appreciated!
30 Kind regards,
31 Meino Cramer
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