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Re: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address x in squeeze

On Mon, 30 May 2011 14:36:02 +0000, Camaleón wrote:

> On Mon, 30 May 2011 02:09:04 +0000, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
>> I have a NexStar multi interface to USB adapter which I wanted to use
>> to connect my old IDE HDD to wipe it out before giving it away. While
>> trying to use it I hit the problem in subject line. That is:"Reset high
>> speed USB
>> device using ehci_hcd and address x" in loop message. (Looks like its
>> an old bug while googling.)
> Yep, it seems that many people (not only in Debian) have been bitten by
> that :-(
>> I've tried to unload ehci_hcd and load uhci_hcd module instead in
>> attempt to resolve the problem. Unfortunatelly this not only caused me
>> loosing my mouse but appeared to be useless, since the unloaded
>> ehci_hcd module was fired by OS again automatically, and here we go -
>> same vicious circle.
> I'm afraid USB kernel modules are loaded on demand, so as soon as you
> have plugged any USB device, the kernel (in join with that udev
> "thingy") will try to load the module again.
>> So, I gave up on it, and then, just out of curiosity, connected the
>> damn thing to my laptop with Ubuntu Lucid. To my huge surprise Lucid
>> did not have any problem with it, and right now I'm running shred on
>> the device writing it with 0's.
>> How do they manage it, and why it is (still ?) a problem on Debian?
> Maybe a different kernel version makes the difference here, not Debian.

At least I was able to blank my old IDE's in Lucid. It's good to have 
more than one PC with different OS's on them. :-)

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