On Wednesday 22 September 2010 18:03:11 Donald Allen wrote: > I have tried periodically to use FreeBSD -- a couple of the 7.x > releases, 8.0 and now 8.1. I do my backups on Seagate SATA drives in > USB shoeboxes with ext2 filesystems. These drives work fine with Linux > (Slackware) and OpenBSD. But with FreeBSD, absolutely no luck. The 7.x > releases would freeze or crash. The much-needed reimplementation of > the USB layer in 8.x gave me new hope, but I'm still experiencing > problems. > > I have 8.1 RELEASE installed on a Thinkpad G41, an old system I use > for experimenting. When I plug in one of the USB drives directly to > the machine, I get the following in /var/log/messages: > > Sep 22 09:53:10 elektra kernel: ugen3.2: <Sunplus Technology Inc.> at > usbus3 Sep 22 09:53:10 elektra kernel: umass0: <Bulk Only Interface> on > usbus3 Sep 22 09:53:10 elektra kernel: umass0: SCSI over Bulk-Only; > quirks = 0x4000 Sep 22 09:53:10 elektra root: Unknown USB device: vendor > 0x04fc > product 0x0c15 bus uhub3 > Sep 22 09:53:12 elektra kernel: umass0:0:0:-1: Attached to scbus0 > Sep 22 09:53:37 elektra kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): AutoSense failed > Sep 22 09:53:37 elektra kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): got CAM status 0x10 > Sep 22 09:53:37 elektra kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): fatal error, > failed to attach to device > Sep 22 09:53:37 elektra kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): lost device > Sep 22 09:53:47 elektra kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): AutoSense failed > Sep 22 09:53:47 elektra kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): removing device > entry > > After the above, if I remove the USB connector and plug it back in, X > freezes (the cursor moves with the mouse, but no response to clicks, > or to keyboard gestures) until I remove the connector. > > Interestingly, if I plug the drive in prior to booting the system, the > system recognizes it properly and I can mount it and display its root > directory. So there is a workaround. But after all this time that I've > been trying to use FreeBSD and all the effort that's gone into getting > the USB layer right, it's discouraging to still be running into issues > like this. Hopefully, one of you will have a bright (configuration?) > idea that will allow me to use the USB drives as I do on other > systems, without the need for the reboot workaround. > > Thanks -- >
Hi, Maybe your drive needs an USB quirk to work properly. See: usbconfig -h Look for "quirk". --HPS _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-usb To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-usb-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"