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#1 2012-02-16 21:31:10

Hibernate
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2011-07-12
Posts: 100

Over-current condition warning

Today I start, without installing or updating any package, getting a warning:
hub 2-0:1.0: over-current condition on port 2

This is printed to the (Linux VT) terminal about 5 times from time to time, rather often.

I understand that this might be cause the laptops USB hub gets an over-current,
or only thinks so. Put this is printed even when the USB:s ports do no have any
plugged in devices and when then the computer uses the battery (and when loading).

How do I suppress this warning?

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#2 2012-02-17 01:32:05

meph
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Re: Over-current condition warning

Be careful about that. In worst scenario, your power supply unit may be faulty, which could jeopardize your whole system. Or it's just a false alarm and nothing wrong is actually going on. Either way, it's not safe to just dismiss the message.

USB voltage is 5 V (+- 0.25 V). I never actually looked into this as I didn't have to, but I'm sure there's some monitoring software that will tell you the actual port voltage. Or maybe even BIOS? This is where I'd start. Only after you prove beyond any doubt that your power supply works as it should you can start to figure out how to dismiss the message.

Quick thought, do all your USB ports work as they should? Can you verify that not only do they supply power, but also that they can transfer data?


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#3 2012-02-17 02:18:47

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Re: Over-current condition warning

Everything is working as it should, but I have not checked the voltage just yet.
But if it is a false alarm, how to this disable that warning?

Edit: syslinux does not have that tool, remembered wrong.

Follow up: My BIOS does not have any tool for voltage measuring.

Last edited by Hibernate (2012-02-17 03:02:15)

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#4 2012-02-17 04:59:35

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Re: Over-current condition warning

Can you post the output of lsusb -v with nothing plugged into your ports?


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#5 2012-02-17 05:22:53

Hibernate
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Re: Over-current condition warning

From the output of lsusb it looks like the issue is till present, but I have not got any
output in a while. I have applied some power saving and have since not got any warnings.

lsusb -v output:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceSubClass         0 Unused
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x1d6b Linux Foundation
  idProduct          0x0002 2.0 root hub
  bcdDevice            3.02
  iManufacturer           3 Linux 3.2.5-1-ARCH ehci_hcd
  iProduct                2 EHCI Host Controller
  iSerial                 1 0000:00:1d.7
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           25
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass         9 Hub
      bInterfaceSubClass      0 Unused
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface              0 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0004  1x 4 bytes
        bInterval              12
Hub Descriptor:
  bLength              11
  bDescriptorType      41
  nNbrPorts             8
  wHubCharacteristic 0x000a
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Per-port overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood       10 * 2 milli seconds
  bHubContrCurrent      0 milli Ampere
  DeviceRemovable    0x00 0x00
  PortPwrCtrlMask    0xff 0xff
 Hub Port Status:
   Port 1: 0000.0100 power
   Port 2: 0008.0100 C_OC power
   Port 3: 0000.0100 power
   Port 4: 0000.0100 power
   Port 5: 0000.0100 power
   Port 6: 0000.0100 power
   Port 7: 0000.0100 power
   Port 8: 0000.0100 power
Device Status:     0x0001
  Self Powered

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.10
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceSubClass         0 Unused
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x1d6b Linux Foundation
  idProduct          0x0001 1.1 root hub
  bcdDevice            3.02
  iManufacturer           3 Linux 3.2.5-1-ARCH uhci_hcd
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
  iSerial                 1 0000:00:1d.0
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           25
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass         9 Hub
      bInterfaceSubClass      0 Unused
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface              0 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0002  1x 2 bytes
        bInterval             255
Hub Descriptor:
  bLength               9
  bDescriptorType      41
  nNbrPorts             2
  wHubCharacteristic 0x000a
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Per-port overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood        1 * 2 milli seconds
  bHubContrCurrent      0 milli Ampere
  DeviceRemovable    0x00
  PortPwrCtrlMask    0xff
 Hub Port Status:
   Port 1: 0000.0100 power
   Port 2: 0000.0100 power
Device Status:     0x0001
  Self Powered

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.10
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceSubClass         0 Unused
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x1d6b Linux Foundation
  idProduct          0x0001 1.1 root hub
  bcdDevice            3.02
  iManufacturer           3 Linux 3.2.5-1-ARCH uhci_hcd
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
  iSerial                 1 0000:00:1d.1
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           25
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass         9 Hub
      bInterfaceSubClass      0 Unused
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface              0 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0002  1x 2 bytes
        bInterval             255
Hub Descriptor:
  bLength               9
  bDescriptorType      41
  nNbrPorts             2
  wHubCharacteristic 0x000a
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Per-port overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood        1 * 2 milli seconds
  bHubContrCurrent      0 milli Ampere
  DeviceRemovable    0x00
  PortPwrCtrlMask    0xff
 Hub Port Status:
   Port 1: 0000.0100 power
   Port 2: 0000.0100 power
Device Status:     0x0001
  Self Powered

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.10
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceSubClass         0 Unused
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x1d6b Linux Foundation
  idProduct          0x0001 1.1 root hub
  bcdDevice            3.02
  iManufacturer           3 Linux 3.2.5-1-ARCH uhci_hcd
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
  iSerial                 1 0000:00:1d.2
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           25
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass         9 Hub
      bInterfaceSubClass      0 Unused
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface              0 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0002  1x 2 bytes
        bInterval             255
Hub Descriptor:
  bLength               9
  bDescriptorType      41
  nNbrPorts             2
  wHubCharacteristic 0x000a
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Per-port overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood        1 * 2 milli seconds
  bHubContrCurrent      0 milli Ampere
  DeviceRemovable    0x00
  PortPwrCtrlMask    0xff
 Hub Port Status:
   Port 1: 0000.0100 power
   Port 2: 0000.0100 power
Device Status:     0x0001
  Self Powered

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.10
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceSubClass         0 Unused
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x1d6b Linux Foundation
  idProduct          0x0001 1.1 root hub
  bcdDevice            3.02
  iManufacturer           3 Linux 3.2.5-1-ARCH uhci_hcd
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
  iSerial                 1 0000:00:1d.3
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           25
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass         9 Hub
      bInterfaceSubClass      0 Unused
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface              0 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0002  1x 2 bytes
        bInterval             255
Hub Descriptor:
  bLength               9
  bDescriptorType      41
  nNbrPorts             2
  wHubCharacteristic 0x000a
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Per-port overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood        1 * 2 milli seconds
  bHubContrCurrent      0 milli Ampere
  DeviceRemovable    0x00
  PortPwrCtrlMask    0xff
 Hub Port Status:
   Port 1: 0000.0100 power
   Port 2: 0000.0100 power
Device Status:     0x0001
  Self Powered

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#6 2012-02-17 05:35:34

ewaller
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Re: Over-current condition warning

The output of lsusb looks reasonable to me.  I was mostly looking for internal devices (My machine has a webcam with an internal USB connection).
You don't seem to have that situation.


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#7 2012-02-17 06:04:07

Hibernate
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2011-07-12
Posts: 100

Re: Over-current condition warning

No, nowadays I don't even have a gyroscope, just keyboard and take touch mouse "connect to the soul".
But we have »Port 2: 0008.0100 C_OC power».

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#8 2012-02-17 17:16:33

meph
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Posts: 160

Re: Over-current condition warning

I did a little bit of googling on this, and it seems that accurately measuring usb output voltage and current isn't as easy as it seems, you probably would have to either buy a usb voltage and current tester or make one of your own, if you're adept in electrics. Most people in discussions agree upon one thing though, that this is not to be trifled with. Over current can be damaging to either your usb peripherals (depends on what you connect) or even your computer components.


Running arch is like raising a puppy - if you spend a bit of time with it each day and do just a bit of training you'll end up with the most loyal partner you could want; if you lock it in a room and don't check on if for several days, it'll tear apart your stuff and poop everywhere.

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#9 2012-02-17 17:23:32

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Re: Over-current condition warning

Sure it isn't simply that some dirt in one of the usb ports that is shortening it or similar?


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#10 2012-02-17 19:46:54

Hibernate
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Registered: 2011-07-12
Posts: 100

Re: Over-current condition warning

Now I only get one print once in a while.

Earlier ^@ (ctrl+space) was feed to stdin, but I have not had that problem since this started;
somehow I think it is connected.

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