Bug 460377 - PS3 graphical UI freezes
PS3 graphical UI freezes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ppc64 Linux
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Reported: 2008-08-27 16:42 EDT by Stefan Seefeld
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:21 EDT (History)
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Description Stefan Seefeld 2008-08-27 16:42:17 EDT
Description of problem:

The mouse and keyboard become unresponsive whenever I plug in my USB (logitech Z10) speakers. (I still can connect and log into the machine through the network.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm not sure what exactly to report here, as this may be a kernel problem, or something else. I'v been seeing this problem with Fedora 8, though eventually it disappeared. Since the upgrade to Fedora 9 I'm seeing it each time I try using the USB speakers. My current kernel is 2.6.25-14.fc9.ppc64. Please let me know if you want other package versions reported, too.

How reproducible:

This happens reliably.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Log into my account, either using KDE or Gnome. With KDE I eventually get
a popup window informing me that Proton wasn't able to use some audio device, using the PS3 internal one instead.
2. I plug in my USB Logitech Z10 speakers. This triggers the same popup, informing me that the system is switching to the Logitech speakers as that has precedence.
3. Some moments later mouse and keyboard stop working. Applications keep running, e.g. the clock keeps updating its time display, and I can connect via the network.

Additional info:

I'm not sure what is of interest. Please ask.

Thanks !
Comment 1 Stefan Seefeld 2008-08-28 09:48:47 EDT
Here is some more info:

I logged into the machine ('hydra') and watched the content of /log/var/messages while plugging in the USB speakers. Here are some relevant lines:

Aug 28 09:45:49 hydra kernel: ps3-ohci-driver sb_06: USB HC takeover failed!  (BIOS/SMM bug)
Aug 28 09:45:49 hydra kernel: ps3-ohci-driver sb_06: USB HC reset timed out!
Aug 28 09:45:49 hydra kernel: ps3-ohci-driver sb_06: can't restart, -1
Aug 28 09:45:49 hydra kernel: usb usb3: root hub lost power or was reset
Aug 28 09:45:49 hydra kernel: ps3-ohci-driver sb_06: HC died; cleaning up

Comment 2 Stefan Seefeld 2008-09-02 17:30:12 EDT
And even more data:

Googling around suggests upgrading the BIOS / firmware might help. I used to run with the PS3 firmware version 2.10, and this morning upgraded to 2.42. This doesn't appear to make a difference.
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2008-09-21 20:47:20 EDT
Please try kernel and report back whether that one works.
Comment 4 Stefan Seefeld 2008-09-21 21:00:58 EDT
I'm using right now, and see the exact same behavior.
Comment 5 Stefan Seefeld 2008-10-05 13:57:23 EDT
Ping ? Is there anything I could do to help track the problem down ? This issue renders the machine almost unusable to me, as I planned to use it for mostly multi-media-only purposes.

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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 10:21:04 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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