USB Hub not working after updates
sgrace at pobox.com
Thu Apr 2 03:10:21 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 15:46 +1300, Jeff wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 22:57 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Jeff wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 18:52 -0400, Brian McKee wrote:
> > >> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:32 AM, Jeff
> > >> <captain.jeffrey.t.spaulding at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> > Hi, Have been using Hardy for a year and now after recent updates my
> > >> > Belkin USB Hub no longer works. Its not a hardware failure because the
> > >> > Hub works when i run it from the Hardy Live CD.
> > >> > Any clues please?
> > >>
> > >> Man, that doesn't seem likely. A USB hub is a pretty dumb piece of
> > >> equipment as I understand it. For the price of 'em (under $10 CDN
> > >> around here) I'd try another one - are you sure it's not an
> > >> intermittant failure and it just happened to work when you had the
> > >> live cd on? Or a cable or other device hooked into the hub isn't the
> > >> issue? I have seen bad devices hang an entire USB port/chain
> > >> intermittantly.
> > >>
> > > Its not a hardware issue as the Hub($50NZ) works fine on Jaunty and XP
> > > i duel boot with? Thanks for the reply.
> > That doesn't make it not a hardware issue. You'd need to try another hub -
> > as Brian says, they're not that smart, and it's really hard to imagine how
> > Jaunty makes a difference.
> > --
> > derek
> Of course you may be right but i dont want to buy a new hub so as a
> quick fix i have decided to use Jaunty as my main desktop. Thanks.
This is probably unrelated to your problem, but here's my experience...
I had a problem in Hardy with my external USB hard drive no longer
mounting after a security update. I found I could get it to mount by
inducing USB activity, such as powering on my USB scanner, printing,
At the time I was using a PS/2 keyboard; when I switched to a USB
keyboard the problem went away.
I think I read that the problem was subsequently fixed (presumably in
Intrepid or Jaunty).
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