[Novalug] repeating key problem, usb flashdrive related
edjames at greenbelt.com
Fri Jun 8 09:43:55 EDT 2007
I'm guessing not. I replaced the USB keyboard with a PS/2 keyboard
and tried again. The flashdrive blinks several times, then goes dark.
The machine knows there's a USB mass storage device plugged in, but
I can't figure which /dev/xxxx thingie it is - tried all the usual
tricks, but "mount" borks with a
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
ditto for sda, sdbx, and painfully so on.
So, I'm doing the natural thing and recompling the kernel. Seems
this is a fairly common problem, based on Google. The solution isn't
common, though. :P
Quoting Dan Arico <dan_arico at aricosystems.com>:
> On Thu June 7 2007 9:32 pm, Ed James wrote:
>> Got an old Pentium II with RedHat 9 on it. Has a USB keyboard,
>> works fine. Insert a USB flashdrive into the next USB port and the
>> keyboard borks: hit one key and that key repeats itself until the
>> flashdrive is yanked out of the USB port. Flashdrive works fine on my
>> other computers. Any clues, advice, rays of hope?
>> Ed James
> Low voltage on the port?
> Dan Arico
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