Don't know if this applies, but I've seen some dodgy USB 1.x hubs that
caused similar problems with certain devices plugged into them, and I've
seen dodgy devices that were "fixed" by placing them behind a suitable hub.
In general, there are situations where some USB devices and some hubs
(including some root hubs) just don't get along (primarily USB 1.x
devices). Changing the hub mix can sometimes help. Worth trying as a
On 01/22/2010 12:20 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Nugent, Lee
> <Lee.Nugent@kurarayamerica.com> wrote:
>> OK, finally had a chance to do some testing. I have determined that I will not get the freeze during boot if the USB IR dongle is not connected. I have tried three separate USB IR dongles (all from TopSeed) and all three will hang the boot process eventually.
>> Another test I did, was perform another clean installation on another PC with minimal karmic and no LIRC. It never hung during boot (tried about 15 cold boots and reboots). Installed LIRC and connected the USB IR dongle and it hung on the very next reboot.
>> What else can I do to help figure this issue out? Just a side note, I am a Linux novice so I might need some help performing specific troubleshooting.
> Honestly, the likely path of least resistance and fastest arrival at a
> solution: send me one of those, and I'll debug it and fix it.
> Begrudgingly, even if it means I have to install Ubuntu somewhere.
> Minus points if I can't reproduce the problem on my own distro though.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Greg Oliver [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 4:53 PM
>> To: Jarod Wilson
>> Cc: Nugent, Lee; email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: LIRC hanging on Ubuntu 2.6.31-17 on startup
>> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Greg Oliver<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Jarod Wilson<email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Greg Oliver<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Nugent, Lee
>>>>> <Lee.Nugent@kurarayamerica.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Thanks for the reply.
>>>>>> dmesg --> http://pastebin.com/m2a9fe82b
>>>>>> hardware.conf --> http://pastebin.com/m2645a074
>>>>>> I am assuming that you are asking for the contents of hardware.conf. Also, will dmesg show us anything since when it freezes I have to forcefully reboot the box? I thought dmesg starts over at each reboot.
>> I just received my replacement today, and when I switched it out, it
>> hard locked my machine as well. It rebooted with it plugged in just
>> fine though.
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