Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125894
kernel 2.6.6-1.427 usb driver problems on nForce2
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:07:00 EST
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Description of problem:
After upgrading from kernel-2.6.5-1.358 to kernel-2.6.6-1.427, various
drivers fail to work correctly. Most obvious is the USB system, which
fails to recognise my USB mouse and joystick. Sound support also seems
to fail. Upon rebooting to the 2.6.5 kernel, all devices function
I will paste dmesg, lsusb, /proc/bus/usb/devices and lsmod output as
Motherboard: nForce 2 (AOpen AK79D-1394)
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 6
model : 8
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+
stepping : 0
cpu MHz : 1803.867
cache size : 256 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca
cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 3571.71
Linux ford.bartonplace.net 2.6.5-1.358 #1 Sat May 8 09:04:50 EDT 2004
i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine with kernel 2.6.6
2. Wait for boot process to complete
Actual Results: Non-functional USB mouse, also Saitek Cyborg joystick
is missing from lsusb, and sound modules appear to not be loaded.
Expected Results: Things working with no problems, as they did under
Created attachment 101092 [details]
dmesg output on functional 2.6.5 system
Created attachment 101093 [details]
dmesg output on broken 2.6.6 system
Created attachment 101094 [details]
lsusb and /proc/bus/usb/devices for both 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 kernels
if you add "acpi=off" to the kernel commandline, does that improve things?
(to do this just hit "a" in the grub menu and edit the vmlinuz line)
Created attachment 101095 [details]
lsmod output after normal boot for both 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 kernels
Created attachment 101096 [details]
lsusb and /proc/bus/usb/devices output for both 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 kernels
Sorry, uploaded wrong file before
Unfortunately, the "acpi=off" kernel parameter seems to make no
discernible difference. Sorry!
I get have this same problem with an nforce board. however I notice
ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
irq 5: nobody cared! (screaming interrupt?)
Stack pointer is garbage, not printing trace
Disabling IRQ #5
The same message appears in my 2.6.6 dmesg output attached below,
except for me it's irq 10. Does your onboard soundcard (if you're
using it) work under the new kernel, or is it just USB that's giving
In short, no my onboard soundcard doesn't work. This is quite
entertaining and something I did not think to look at until you
mention it. My on board soundcard although It is disabled in the bios,
is detected and installed in Linux. However neither my onboard sound
card nor my Audigy soundcard works with this kernel. I will get a tone
and then a pause and then a tone ...etc leading to the program locking
I can confirm this behaviour with kernel kernel-2.6.7-1.459 as well.
This conflict also makes a problem with new NVIDIA drivers (1.0-6106),
I need to disable USB in BIOS (or maybe set it to 1.1 only, I haven't
tried this setting yet) to make it working. Onboard sound is working
without probs for me. There is one strange thing. There is no such
problem on my second computer and no error message according to the
USB subsystem. Same chipset, motherboard and kernel :-o
I can confirm this bug ! My USB-Stick does not work any more since the
upgrade from 2.6.5-whatever to 2.6.6-435.
I have an Asus nforce2 Board with Athlon XP 2800.
The Stick responds with blinking LED at startup, the kernel boots
fine. And at a quiet random point during the the startup-skripts, the
LED switches off.
Trying to mount the stick results in "invalid block device". There are
no usb-storage specific drivers loaded.
acip=off does not work
My USB-mouse works fine
here an excperpt from my /var/log/messages
Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: EHCI Host Controller
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: irq 11, pci mem
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: new USB bus
> assigned bus number 1
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: irq 11: nobody cared! (screaming
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: Stack pointer is garbage, not printing
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: handlers:
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: [<02216a08>] (usb_hcd_irq+0x0/0x4b)
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: Disabling IRQ #11
> Jul 7 16:50:38 muli kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: USB 2.0 enabled,
> EHCI 1.00, driver 2004-May-10
Some interesting comments on this issue can be found at
As suggested by the above link, I've upgraded to the Fedora Core 3
Test 1 kernel, kernel-2.6.7-1.478, and everything is working fine again.
I can confirm, that kernel-2.6.7-1.492 fixes this problem for me as
well. I suppose this bug should be closed.
I hope not until a new kernel, even this one, is released for FC2.
mass update for old bugs:
Is this still a problem with the 2.6.9 based update kernel ?
I'm on the latest FC3 kernel now, kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3, and everything is good.