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#1 StewartG

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Posted 11 December 2002 - 12:37 AM

I might be stupid but I can't get USB to work on this motherboard, doesn't even see my mouse. I have installed the latest drivers from Nvidias web site but still no USB. Has anyone got this working ok?

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#2 punkisdead

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Posted 11 December 2002 - 03:19 AM

which usb root hub module is enabled in your kernel????

It should be USB-OHCI. Type lsmod at the shell prompt and you should see this module loaded, if not try modprobe usb-ohci. That is if it's the same usb module as the first nforce board.....

#3 StewartG

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Posted 11 December 2002 - 10:02 PM

USB-OHCI is loaded, also loaded and listed as part of USB-CORE is OHCI-HCD.

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#4 punkisdead

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Posted 11 December 2002 - 11:03 PM

Make sure that input, and mousedev are loaded also

#5 StewartG

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Posted 12 December 2002 - 12:21 AM

They are present and correct, my mouse is an intelli-eye explorer and doesn't even light up, let alone work. I know the USB ports work and the mouse too 'cos I dual boot XP Pro.

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Posted 12 December 2002 - 04:38 AM

open up a command shell and type dmesg

you should see something like the following.....

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:02.0 to 64
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe0892000, IRQ 3
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.0, PCI device 10de:01c2 (nVidia Corporation)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:03.0 to 64
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe0894000, IRQ 7
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:03.0, PCI device 10de:01c2 (nVidia Corporation)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
usb.c: registered new driver keyboard
usbkbd.c: :USB HID Boot Protocol keyboard driver
gameport0: Emu10k1 Gameport at 0xd400 size 8 speed 828 kHz
hub.c: new USB device 00:02.0-1, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x45e/0x47) is not claimed by any active driver.
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
hub.c: new USB device 00:03.0-2, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x50d/0x805) is not claimed by any active driver.

Post what your's shows so I can try to figure it out.....

#7 StewartG

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Posted 12 December 2002 - 11:22 PM

Here you are.....

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:02.0 to 64
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe088f000, IRQ 5
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.0, PCI device 10de:0067 (nVidia Corporation)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin B of device 00:02.1. Please try using pci=biosirq.
usb-ohci.c: found OHCI device with no IRQ assigned. check BIOS settings!
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:02.2 to 64
hcd.c: ehci-hcd @ 00:02.2, PCI device 10de:0068 (nVidia Corporation)
hcd.c: irq 11, pci mem e0897000
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
ehci-hcd.c: USB 2.0 support enabled, EHCI rev 1. 0
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice

The only odd thing I noticed was the request to assign an interupt to the USB hub, I never had to do this in any of my other PC's.

#8 punkisdead

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Posted 13 December 2002 - 05:26 AM

What other devices are plugged into the usb ports?

#9 StewartG

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Posted 13 December 2002 - 08:47 AM

Just a hayes ISDN TA, and a MS Keyboard.

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Posted 14 December 2002 - 05:30 PM

Hi,
I thought about buying the same Mainboard - how does it work with Linux ;(
At first you could log in as root and run "/usr/sbin/mouseconfig".
If that doesn't work try the other things listed below:
I would search for an option to assign that interrupt to the Hub (BIOS?).
Otherwise try to search Google Groups.

Hope this helps and please write some about the board working with Linux.

Adrian Lambeck

#11 StewartG

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Posted 14 December 2002 - 07:24 PM

Well I got it working, tried the mouse in another port, not sure why this made a difference as the port is clearly working - when I run win xp it is all fine.
One of the two network ports is running, firewire is running so next on my list is some sound and the other network port.
Seems to run nice and smoothly, I have RH8 on my laptop and love it.

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Posted 27 December 2002 - 03:58 PM

Well I now have everything working on this board with the exception of sound. This board is the Deluxe one with the Dolby Digital Sound Storm on board, but nothing I can do seems to make a difference.

Does anyone else have this card working under Redhat 8 or any other Linux variant?

I really want to drop XP and move to Redhat full time.

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 06:24 PM

I've got this board working OK under MANDRAKE 9.0. I had to install the NForce drivers from NVIDIA to get sound working, using nvaudio. There seems to be an unstability in USB, my mouse tends to drop out now and then. I have to unplug the cable and reinsert it.

Another problem I've not solved yet is to enable the 3Com network adapter, the NVIDIA is Ok.

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Odd A. Steinlein

#14 StewartG

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 06:57 PM

I have tried the latest Nvidia drivers but I can't get any sound on Redhat 8. There are working drivers for the 3Com network port on the CD that came with the motherboard.

I think the problem I am having with the sound is down to Asus changing some of the hardware identifiers so the Nvidia drivers won't work right, this is certainly the case when installing drivers under Windows XP.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 02:17 AM

Hi -

With this board, FireWire is recognized but does not work (yet).
The 3com nic works with a simple patch.
The audio works with the nVidia nvaudio module on older kernels, with the i810_audio module that is in 2.4.20 kernel.

The audio module does not load at boot by itself at boot, you need to set up your /etc/rc.local file to load the audio module.

If you are using nVidia's audio module, add this line to /etc/rc.local

/sbin/modprobe nvaudio

If you are using the kernel module from 2.4.20 add

/sbin/modprobe i810_audio

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The ide controller is not supported in current kernels and this causes a generic driver to be used that sucks, but 2.4.21pre4 has support for the ide device and gives much better drive read time (according to hdparm)

I have a kernel and instructions at
http://homepage.mac.com/mpeters/A7N8X/

Works for me.




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