USB problems

Wulfy wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Mon May 17 22:47:09 BST 2010


Thanks, Reinhold.

On 17/05/10 03:52, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> Assuming neither the mouse nor the printer are wireless:
Both are wired.
> Are you sure you didn't recently drop the machine/hub or something?
> It sounds like a loose contact to me or alternatively a power issue
> with the hub...
>    
I haven't dropped the computer.  It sits on the floor.
> Does the Hub's power supply smell strange? Does using a different hub
> help? Does connecting the hub to a different USB port on the machine
> help?
>    
I think the hubs are internal to the machine as I connect both mouse and 
printer directly to the computer. I don't have any external hubs.
> Personally, unless other people with a similar machine experience
> similar problems, I'd go for a hardware defect. You might want to
> check the output of dmesg and the contents of /var/log/messages to
> see what the kernel thinks is happening.
>
>    --Reinhold
>
>    
I don't know much about the internals of USB, but it does look as if the 
power is dropping.  Without the power, I assume the devices disappear.

LATER:

I've finished downloading a torrent and now the mouse seems fine - no 
blackouts... curiouser and curiouser...

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