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  1. USB woes with 10.2 on HP Media Center (Pavillion)

    Hi All,

    I'm having some problems getting my new PC fully operational. It's a
    recent HP Media Center (AMDX2).

    I only got SuSE installed after some struggling with BIOS settings
    (Plug and Play OS => NO) and disabling the ACPI in the kernel. Since
    then I managed to install a more recent kernel (2.6.22.9-ccj54-
    default) which means I can boot with ACPI enabled, and I can mount USB
    storage devices. I thought my problems were over.

    However this machine has no parallel port - so I got a USB to LP
    adaptor - the kernel seems to recognise it and has a go at configuring
    it (loads up the usblp module) but I can't get it to work - oddly, I
    see nothing in the output of 'lsusb' and /proc/bus/usb is empty (even
    when a USB flash drive is plugged in and mounted).

    The BIOS has an option for 'Legacy USB support' but toggling it seems
    to have no effect. The devices connected via USB are visible using
    hwinfo --usb (see below) and the relevant modules are loaded.

    Anybody got any ideas?

    TIA

    lspci shows the USB adapter:
    ....
    00:0a.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 (rev
    a3)
    00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev
    a3)
    00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev
    a3)
    00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
    ....
    and hwinfo --usb picks up the hubs, the card reader built in to the PC
    and the LP adaptor
    # hwinfo --usb
    05: USB 00.0: 10a00 Hub
    [Created at usb.122]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_0_0_0000_00_0b_0_if0
    Unique ID: k4bc.y16g7QW7aJ3
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb1/1-0:1.0
    SysFS BusID: 1-0:1.0
    Hardware Class: hub
    Model: "Linux 2.6.22.9-ccj54-default ohci_hcd OHCI Host Controller"
    Hotplug: USB
    Vendor: "Linux 2.6.22.9-ccj54-default ohci_hcd"
    Device: "OHCI Host Controller"
    Revision: "2.06"
    Serial ID: "0000:00:0b.0"
    Driver: "hub"
    Driver Modules: "usbcore"
    Speed: 12 Mbps
    Module Alias: "usb:v0000p0000d0206dc09dsc00dp00ic09isc00ip00"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: usbcore is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe usbcore"
    Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

    06: USB 00.0: 10a00 Hub
    [Created at usb.122]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_0_0_0000_00_0b_1_if0
    Unique ID: pBe4.vJEPV3hFrM2
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.1/usb2/2-0:1.0
    SysFS BusID: 2-0:1.0
    Hardware Class: hub
    Model: "Linux 2.6.22.9-ccj54-default ehci_hcd EHCI Host Controller"
    Hotplug: USB
    Vendor: "Linux 2.6.22.9-ccj54-default ehci_hcd"
    Device: "EHCI Host Controller"
    Revision: "2.06"
    Serial ID: "0000:00:0b.1"
    Driver: "hub"
    Driver Modules: "usbcore"
    Speed: 480 Mbps
    Module Alias: "usb:v0000p0000d0206dc09dsc00dp01ic09isc00ip00"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: usbcore is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe usbcore"
    Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

    07: USB 00.0: 10600 Disk
    [Created at usb.122]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/
    usb_device_58f_6362_058F312D81B1_if0
    Unique ID: 1Nxo.F0M5Xuo7889
    Parent ID: pBe4.vJEPV3hFrM2
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.1/usb2/2-8/2-8:1.0
    SysFS BusID: 2-8:1.0
    Hardware Class: disk
    Model: "Alcor Micro Mass Storage Device"
    Hotplug: USB
    Vendor: usb 0x058f "Alcor Micro, Inc."
    Device: usb 0x6362 "Mass Storage Device"
    Revision: "1.00"
    Serial ID: "058F312D81B1"
    Driver: "usb-storage"
    Driver Modules: "usb_storage"
    Speed: 480 Mbps
    Module Alias: "usb:v058Fp6362d0100dc00dsc00dp00ic08isc06ip50"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: usb_storage is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe usb_storage"
    Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #6 (Hub)

    08: USB 00.0: 10900 Printer
    [Created at usb.122]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_4348_5584_noserial_if0
    Unique ID: cLrx.S8UX57CofVA
    Parent ID: k4bc.y16g7QW7aJ3
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0
    SysFS BusID: 1-2:1.0
    Hardware Class: printer
    Model: "Printer"
    Hotplug: USB
    Vendor: usb 0x4348
    Device: usb 0x5584
    Revision: "2.50"
    Driver: "usblp"
    Driver Modules: "usblp"
    Speed: 12 Mbps
    Module Alias: "usb:v4348p5584d0250dc00dsc00dp00ic07isc01ip02"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: usblp is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe usblp"
    Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #5 (Hub)
    kermit:/home/colin #

  2. Re: USB woes with 10.2 on HP Media Center (Pavillion)

    C. (http://symcbean.blogspot.com/) wrote:

    > Hi All,
    >
    > I'm having some problems getting my new PC fully operational. It's a
    > recent HP Media Center (AMDX2).
    >
    > I only got SuSE installed after some struggling with BIOS settings
    > (Plug and Play OS => NO) and disabling the ACPI in the kernel. Since
    > then I managed to install a more recent kernel (2.6.22.9-ccj54-
    > default) which means I can boot with ACPI enabled, and I can mount USB
    > storage devices. I thought my problems were over.
    >
    > However this machine has no parallel port - so I got a USB to LP
    > adaptor - the kernel seems to recognise it and has a go at configuring
    > it (loads up the usblp module) but I can't get it to work - oddly, I
    > see nothing in the output of 'lsusb' and /proc/bus/usb is empty (even
    > when a USB flash drive is plugged in and mounted).
    >
    > The BIOS has an option for 'Legacy USB support' but toggling it seems
    > to have no effect. The devices connected via USB are visible using
    > hwinfo --usb (see below) and the relevant modules are loaded.
    >
    > Anybody got any ideas?
    >
    > TIA


    I have a HP M8100n Media Center PC and installed openSUSE 10.3 on it without
    any problems. Its a Athlon 64 X2 system. The front USB ports are working
    fine for connecting a thumb drive or a wireless nic. If you have a similar
    computer, you may want to upgrade to 10.3 to see how that works for you.

    I had initially installed 10.2 on this machine but had to get a third party
    driver to get the sound to work. I never checked the USB ports at that
    time as I had just discovered that 10.3 was out and decided to install that
    instead of continuing tweaking the system.

    I never had to fool with the BIOS settings when installing either system. I
    can't help you with the USB to parallel port adapter. Google has a few
    interesting hits if you search for "usb 0x5584" which appears to be the
    device number for the adapter.

    Eric



  3. Re: USB woes with 10.2 on HP Media Center (Pavillion)

    On 17 Nov, 01:51, Eric wrote:
    > C. (http://symcbean.blogspot.com/) wrote:
    > > Hi All,

    >
    > > I'm having some problems getting my new PC fully operational. It's a
    > > recent HP Media Center (AMDX2).

    >
    >
    > I have a HP M8100n Media Center PC and installed openSUSE 10.3 on it without
    > any problems. Its a Athlon 64 X2 system. The front USB ports are working
    > fine for connecting a thumb drive or a wireless nic. If you have a similar
    > computer, you may want to upgrade to 10.3 to see how that works for you.
    >


    Thanks Eric - I'll get downloading.

    C.

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