Hotplug and USB
Adrian Shemmell <Cod <at> sluggy.net>
2006-06-05 16:27:31 GMT
I've just done a reinstall on my system using the 10.2 that came on the front on Linux Format a few months ago.
I've also had a new mouse and printer, both USB, and decided to use the test26.s kernel from the
Hotplug was hanging on startup, so I did a chmod -x on the rc.hotplug script, which of course then meant that
my mouse wouldn't work.
Had a bit more of a look around and learnt a few things about hotplug. Altered the blacklist file in
/etc/hotplug/ so that the USB driver was the other one. I think this means I've now got uhci in the file
instead of usb-uhci, but at work so can't remember with 100% certainty, I've changed whatever it was in the
First time I rebooted everything loaded fine, mouse was working beautifully in X, and then unfortunately
when I tried to boot next time it hung at hotplug. I've got an optical mouse (Logitech Mini Mouse) and I can
see that after hotplug starts a few seconds later the light goes out inside. The time it did work I could see
the light inside flash birghter (like it does when in use) a couple of times and then hotplug went on and the
rest of the system booted. I unplugged my mouse and hotplug hung again, unplug both mouse and printer and it
goes through fine. I then plug my mouse back in once we're up and running and the whole system hangs.
I've got an ASRock K7S8X motherboard, with an Athlon XP2400 CPU.
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