[blfs-support] Usb error on boot/ or insert

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 14:30:30 PDT 2013

spiky wrote:
> On 11/03/13 19:11, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> spiky wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I have just built LFS-7.3 I am getting an error with usb devices. They
>>> dont get allocated to usb2 "as far as I can make out" they try usb1 1st.
>>> kern.log as usb device plugged in.
>>> Kernel 3.8.2
>>> It has a VIA motherboard
>>> Dose anyone know of a fix
>> I don't recognize the error you are seeing.  Can you explain it better?
>>     Also, was it working with earlier kernels?  If so, get a copy of the
>> config for the working kernel, copy it to the 3.8.2 source directory as
>> .config and run 'make oldconfig'.  That will ask questions, but you can
>> generally take the defaults.  Build and test that kernel.
>>      -- Bruce
> This is the 1st time I have built LFS on this machine. 3.8.2 was the
> only kernel I have used here.
> Google shows there was/ is a problem, I was hoping some one might have
> come across it before.
> Ok if the usb devices "keyboard, printer, wireless, are connected, the
> boot hangs, while the device gets allocated to correct port. It seems to
> happen after this
> Mar 11 20:12:42 Planet-Server kernel: <30>[    2.764247]
> systemd-udevd[1034]: starting version 197
> It's hard to see what happens, When it hangs maybe 1-2 minutes, Then it
> will load other stuff Gpm, Then hang again another 1-2 mins, Always
> erroring "ehci-pci". Until it fixes on "uhci_hcd"
> I can get any other info if required
> And basically I dont know where else to ask.

The only thing I can suggest is trying to boot without udev.  That is, 
in /etc/rc.d/rcS.d/ rename S10udev to xS10udev and S50udev_retry to 

You can also try to another distro and see if there is a problem there. 
  That would test for the possibility of a hw problem.

   -- Bruce

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