i have a strange problem. When I start X (XFree or X.org doesnt matter) it disables the mouse (led is turned off) and the whole system crashes. (very often but not everytime)
That only happens if ohci-hcd is loaded and (!) my mouse (Logitech) is plugged in.
If I plug my mouse after X is started or load ohci after X everything works fine.
I think it must be a software-problem because this works perfectly with SuSE 9.1.
PS: Here are some details about my hardware:
USB: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] USB (1)
what did you fill in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf in section input device???
OK, you are right, this might be interresting ;-):
Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "Auto" Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse" # Option "Buttons" "6" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Perhaps it may be the Protocol-thing?
i would try something like
Option "Protocol" "IMPS2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "6"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
This dos not change anything. Sometimes it works, somtimes it does not. Perhaps it is a bug within the ohci-module. Sometimes I get errors like:
Jul 8 15:01:55 athlon kernel: ohci_hcd 0000:00:07.4: init err Jul 8 15:01:55 athlon kernel: ohci_hcd 0000:00:07.4: can't start Jul 8 15:01:55 athlon kernel: ohci_hcd 0000:00:07.4: init error -16
The problem seems only exists at startup. When it`s loaded successfully it`ll run for days. ;-)
try a bios update..this could help
or try to compile the kernel within the ohci-module
Building into kernel makes ohci only hangig during boot, when mouse is plugged in ;-) And there is no Bios-Update.
It seems as if other distros patched the USB-Modul. Perhaps I´ll find out which patches they use.
Now I am using the PS/2-Adapter which works fine. ;-)
My ohci-based hcd works fine while my logitech mouse is plugged in at boot. You may be a special case as far as your controller is concerned. A cheap, generic USB PCI card may be all you need. If it worked before, support may have been broken in a recent kernel release. Feel free to file a bug report with those kernel people.
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