Re: Strange USB issues...

From: Greg KH (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 20:01:07 EST

On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 07:32:02PM -0500, Shawn Starr wrote:
> I have a Pentium 200Mhz AMD Bios (home machine):
> USB 1.0 - 2 ports

Ouch. Watch out when using a hub. They generally want 1.1 support.

> The bios has 2 options:
> Enable USB controller and enable USB legacy stuff.
> If I turn on USB and boot to a Linux kernel WITH NO USB support compiled
> in. I get:
> 1) Slow loading of kernel into memory on bootup
> 2) AT keyboard timeout (?) errors and no activity with the keyboard
> (shift lock/numlock/scroll lock). I have to reboot to correct the
> problem by disabling USB in the bios.

Do you only have a USB keyboard, and no PS2 keyboard attached?
Is the "Enable USB legacy" stuff enabled in your bios?

Does things work better if you load the usb host controller for your


greg k-h
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