On Fri, 1 Apr 2016 12:43:51 +0100 Robin Oberg <email@example.com> wrote: > On Fri, 2016-04-01 at 12:00 +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote: > > On Fri, 2016-04-01 at 11:34 +0100, Robin Oberg wrote: > > > On Fri, 2016-04-01 at 11:21 +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote: > > > > Intermittent failures like that sound more like hardware problems. > > > > I > > > > seem to recall reading that charging devices like that demands more > > > > power than the computer can supply. > > > > > > > > Oliver Elphick > > > > > Would that not mean that the same problem exists in other operating > > > systems as well? But seeing as it works fine to charge this old > > > iPhone 4 > > > in Windows, so it does not seem like a hardware malfunction in this > > > particular case. > > > > Not necessarily. It might be that Windows doesn't use a particular area > > of memory that Linux does. > > > > I should go for the other poster's suggestion, of using a powered USB > > hub. If the failures cease, it was a hardware problem. > > > > > > Of course, unplugging the device from the USB port stops the crashing, > because the crashing starts when the device is plugged in to begin > with... > > If "Linux" is programmed to use a particular area of memory that makes > it crash, then this is a software related issue, isn't it? Why the "Linux"? He was actually talking about Linux. And yes, that would make it a software issue. But semantics.
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