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#1 2024-05-15 08:55:21

penguin
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From: Gotham City
Registered: 2010-12-31
Posts: 164

Kernel 6.8.9 (or 6.8.8?) breaks Dell docking station

When upgrading from kernel 6.8.7 to 6.8.9 my keyboard (Kinesis Advantage 2) connected to (Dell) monitor's USB-hub, which in turn is connected to a Dell TB16 docking station, and my wired Internet (through same Dell TB16 docking station) stopped working.

"stopped working" = I can not use the keyboard connected through USB to type in password for encrypted disk during boot sequence, nor does it work afterwards. I get an error message (se code snippet below).

Downgrading back to kernel 6.8.7 solves the issue.

Long term, I'm curious to hear what would be the way to solve this?

Perhaps plug the Dell docking station into a windows PC, and upgrade its firmware?


The Error message during boot-sequence (note: ran tesseract OCR on picture of screen displaying the error, so might be some characters off below / typos):

Please enter passphrase for disk home (data) on /data: (press TAB for no echo) ([ 6.5212671 pcieport 0000:06:04.0: Unable to change power state from D3hot to
DO, device inaccessible

[ 6.949108]
[ 6.956352]  usb 6-1.2: device not accepting address 4, error -108
[ 7.348300]  iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: WRT: Invalid buffer destination
[ 7.400126]  pcieport 0000:03:01.0: Unable to change power state from D3hot to DO, device inaccessible
[ 8. 783084] Bluetooth: hci0: Malformed MSFT vendor event: 0x02
[ 11.529986] xhci_hcd 0000:07:00.0: xHCI host controller not responding, assume dead
[ 11.531750] xhci_hcd 0000:07:00.0: Error while assigning device slot ID: Command Aborted
[ 11.531825] usb 5-1.5: can’t set config #1, error -108
[ 11.533360] xhci_hcd 0000:07:00.0: Max number of devices this xHCI host supports is 255.
[ 11.534800] hub 6-1-port2: couldn't allocate usb_device
[ 11.535788] usb 5-1.1-port1: couldn't allocate usb_device
[ 11.537196] usb 5-1.1-port1 cannot disable (err = -108)

which then ends with:

pcieport 0000:03:01.0: Unable to change power state from D3cold to D0, device inaccessible
ucsl_acpl USBC000:00: error -ETIMEDOUT: PPN init failed

Last edited by penguin (2024-05-15 08:56:57)

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#2 2024-05-15 22:30:00

loqs
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Registered: 2014-03-06
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Re: Kernel 6.8.9 (or 6.8.8?) breaks Dell docking station

I would suggest you try 6.8.8 from the ALA to see which version introduced the issue and 6.9.0 from testing to see if the issue has already been fixed.

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