[ltp] Getting USB to work on IBM Thinkpad i1300
Fri, 21 Sep 2001 04:01:16 -0400 (EDT)
I am running RH Linux 7.1 (kernel 2.4.2-2) on an IBM Thinkpad i1300.
When I did the install from the bootable CD, the system froze at
/sbin/loader unless I passed "linux nousb" as an option.
The first time I booted up, I found that it froze when :
1. It tried to load usb-ohci.
2. Tried to run kudzu.
(Very possibly, these two "hangs" were related to each other, just a
I disabled kudzu with a simple /sbin/chkconfig kudzu --del, however I
still need to pass linux nousb at LILO prompt if I do not want a frozen
machine on my hands.
Now this is :
2. Wasting the USB capabilities of the 2.4x kernel (I have a desktop
machine that runs usb-uhci perfectly).
After an abortive install of ltmodem (my windmodem is a Lucent SoftModem
AMR <--- bummer), lspci -vv yields a parse error in /usr/share/pci.ids at
However cat /proc/pci yields (for the USB controller) :
Bus 0, device 20, function 0:
USB Controller: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5237 USB (rev 3)
Master Capable. Latency=32. Max Lat=80
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at at 0x82400000 [0x82400fff]
(Typing all those hex addresses isn't fun :( )
Now, the question is :
How do I get USB working on this laptop ?
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