Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479027
usb 1-1: device not accepting address NN, error -71
Last modified: 2015-01-19 07:43:13 EST
Description of problem:
My USB hub is no longer recognized as USB 2.0 device, but downgraded to 1.1 automatically. So writing e.g. to an SD card never ends.
/var/log/messages prints zillions of these kernel error messages after connecting the USB hub to any USB 2.0 port:
Jan 6 16:36:28 bernd kernel: usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 20
Jan 6 16:36:28 bernd kernel: usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
Jan 6 16:36:29 bernd kernel: usb 1-1: device not accepting address 21, error -71
Finally, the device is connected but runs at 1.1 speed:
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: usb 2-1: not running at top speed; connect to a high speed hub
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=6377
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: usb 2-1: Product: Mass Storage Device
Jan 6 16:36:32 bernd kernel: usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Generic
Jan 6 16:36:37 bernd kernel: scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access Generic USB SD Reader 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Jan 6 16:36:37 bernd kernel: sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
Jan 6 16:36:37 bernd kernel: sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
The device works without any errors under Fedora Core 5,6,7 (Kernel 2.6.20) on the same hardware. The device works without any problems under Windows 2000 or XP on the same hardware.
Same error in Ubuntu 8.10 BTW.
Tried all 220.127.116.11,8,9 kernels but no change.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install this device on any Fedora 10 machine:
ID 058f:6377 Alcor Micro Corp. Multimedia Card Reader
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach USB hub to USB 2.0 port.
2. tail -f /var/log/messages
Most USB hubs no longer working under Fedora 10 (last known version to run was Fedora 7).
Checked with other Alcor and Kingston hubs, same or similar problems.
No problems under Windows 2000 or XP.
Device running at USB 2.0 speed without any errors in the log files.
Is this a kernel bug?
Checked today with FC7 and Kernel 2.6.21 again - device works perfectly, so the problem was introduced between linux 2.6.22 and 2.6.27.
Will test with FC8 and other kernels in the next days, maybe we can find out more.
I see "works on the same hardware" in the original report, but I saw hardware
failing during installation before, so it may be a failure of the Host
The key is to get two kernels (old - working, and new - broken) onto the
same box. Usually it's easier to take an old userland, like F-9 and install
an F-10 kernel on it with just rpm, or rpm --force. Then it's only one
reboot to get back to old kernel.
Once there, I'll need two usbmon traces from the old and new.
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