Re: usb2 from debian distribution kernel
On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 11:58:46PM +0100, Wolfgang Mader wrote:
> I have installed the debian distribution kernel (2.6.14-2) and I have attached
> an usb2 harddisk to an usb2 port on my linuxbox (sounds good till here).
> Now I want to know how to check if my computer uses usb2.
> The problem is that there is a really bad transmisson rate to the harddisk
> (about 1 mb/s) and I am not sure where to start searching.
Check the kernel log (from dmesg, or /var/log/kern.log). When the device
is first attached you should see something like these:
usb 3-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 27
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 18
"high speed" means USB 2.0, "full speed" means USB 1.1.
I think there is also half speed 1.1.
Alternatively, while the device is plugged in run "lsusb -v" and look at
the "bcdUSB" field which seems to indicate 1.10 or 2.00.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>