Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 358051
USB device still not properly recognized
Last modified: 2008-05-18 17:23:13 EDT
Description of problem:
USB wireless adapter (Accton Tech ID 083a:4531) isn't correctly recognized by
the system. At boot there occurs an error saying
usb 1-1: device descriptor read/all, error -71
which firstly appeared at Kernel 2.6.22-1.65 which is also described at https://
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7, Kernel 2.6.23-1.10
Steps to Reproduce:
1.F7, USB wireless adapter, and latest kernel
USB adapter not functional after startup
the opposite of the actual result should be!
Since the reslesase of 2.6.22-1.65 this error is on the plan, Until now four
new kernel builds including one kernel update have been released and no one
seems to care about that
The adapter works if the services network and wpa_supplicant are restartet
(sometimes this must be done multiple times), so this is not a driver problem
or has something to do with WPA via wpa_supplicant. This is an annoying bug in
I beg you, please fix this ASAP
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
I have this bug still with the latest kernel of Fedora 7 (18.104.22.168-52.fc7).
This happens with all at boot time attached USB devices (mouse, wireless lan
adapters, game adapters). While the mouse and the game adapter are working
normally, the wireless adapter does not. As said before the services network
and wpa_supplicant need to be restarted to work with it.
I found out that it has something to do with the DBUS-Interface, which doesn't
recognizes the adapter properly in some way (I guess).
Okay, thanks for the update. Would you mind attaching the following as separate
attachments of type text/plain to this bug:
# lspci -vvxxx
# lsusb -vvxxx (you may need to install usb-utils)
I can then re-assign to the relevant maintainer who will be able to investigate
Created attachment 292125 [details]
Created attachment 292126 [details]
Created attachment 292127 [details]
Okay, thanks for that information. You might want to:
a) check if a BIOS update is available for your system
b) switch to the ath5k driver for your wireless chip as the ath_pci is no longer
maintained and is proprietary
You also appear to be running two wireless chips - one intel and one atheros.
Any reason for this?
regarding your question:
a) Latest BIOS is installed
b) I'm sure the error has nothing to do with the madwifi driver for Atheros
wireless adapters. The error itself also appeared on another system with
different wireless adapter (there is also the latest BIOS installed).
You might wanna know that the Atheros adapter on this system is a PCMCIA
adapter, so the USB subsystem isn't involved with that. There were no errors
before the mentioned kernel version.
For me the ath5k driver isn't suitable for productive work yet and the adapter
itself is only used in rare cases (e.g. connecting to 802.11a wireless
networks). Most of the time it is detached from the system, because I'm using
the integrated Intel adapter.
Also please take a look at <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=242359>
to see when this error arrived.
Thx in advance
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