Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Actually there is nothing in my USB port -
> the hub is internal,
> and there should be an internal Bluetooth connection to the hub
> but this has never worked since I bought the laptop over eBay
> from a very smooth guy in Birmingham UK.
> (I was going over the UK anyway,
> and he treated me to a slap-up Indian meal when I collected the laptop,
> which I must admit made me suspicious.
> However, that was 3 years ago, and it has worked fine since.
> Who needs Bluetooth anyway when we have WiFi?)
>>>>If the error persists, upgrade to the latest vanilla kernel.
>>If the error still persists... perhaps try out a 2.4...
>>> I did actually try running a couple of kernels
> (I'm not old enough to have a 2.4 kernel),
> and the message was the same.
> I looked back over my /var/log/messages
> and the error messages seem to have started today.
> Actually the only time they are very noticeable
> is when booting, as the error comes up every second.
Still though... it seems a bit unlikely a chip on your motherboard would
just not work like that... Perhaps a BIOS setting can fix this easily ?
>>If at that point the error still persists (sans misbehaving device in
>>port 1 for all previous cases) ... then it _does_ probably mean that for
>>whatever reason USB port 1, on your laptop, reports over-current change
>>for no good reason... and is probably broken, somehow... due to, black
>>magic... or a field effect/martians maybe.
>>> Actually, I don't think any USB devices work on this computer anyway,
> _even under Windows-2000_,
Haha... that's a good one.
In this case, it seems that Linux has actually managed to give a 'good'
error message... oxymoron aside. We can reasonably say that your USB
host controller or hub (probably both are on the same chip), basically,
don't work... since, it can't talk to bluetooth device you say connects
to your USB hub and similarly, reports over-current state changes, on
USB ports that, don't have any devices connected.
By all means buy new hardware.
As it happens I have one Gateway Solo 9300.... dual boot Slackware &
Ubuntu... 17" screen.
Will part with for a reasonable sum of money... or maths lessons.
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