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Old 01-23-2006
Jose Luis Diaz Jose Luis Diaz is offline
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iAudio5 strange problem with SuSE linux

Hello,

I use several computers, some have Windows, some Linux (even with different distributions and versions). I have experience with pluggable USB media storage (I have a card reader, a digital camera and a thumb drive, and never experienced any problem with them).

Now, when I plug my new iAudio5, I get an strange problem. The kernel detects the new device, but complains about "no disk inserted". If I try to manually mount the new drive, the command hangs. If I try to fdisk the new device, the command also hangs. Here is a dump of my /var/log/messages:

Code:
Jan 21 21:29:05 kernel: usb 2-1.1: new full speed USB device using address 67
Jan 21 21:29:05 kernel: usb 2-1.1: Product: iAUDIO 5
Jan 21 21:29:05 kernel: usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: COWON
Jan 21 21:29:05 kernel: usb 2-1.1: SerialNumber: 0002F69DC0C1C914
Jan 21 21:29:05 kernel: scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel:   Vendor: COWON     Model: iAUDIO 5 Rev: 0100
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel:   Type:   Direct-Access    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: SCSI device sde: 1010176 512-byte hdwr sectors (517 MB)
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: sde: Write Protect is off
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: sde: Mode Sense: 38 00 00 00
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: sde: assuming drive cache: write through
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: SCSI device sde: 1010176 512-byte hdwr sectors (517 MB)
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: sde: Write Protect is off
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: sde: Mode Sense: 38 00 00 00
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: sde: assuming drive cache: write through
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel:  sde: sde1
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sde at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: Attached scsi generic sg4 at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0,  type 0
Jan 21 21:29:06 kernel: USB Mass Storage device found at 67
Jan 21 21:29:08 kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in the drive.
Jan 21 21:29:08 last message repeated 6 times
Jan 21 21:29:16 /etc/dev.d/block/50-hwscan.dev[23751]: new block device /block/sde/sde1
Jan 21 21:29:16 /etc/dev.d/block/50-hwscan.dev[23752]: new block device /block/sde
Jan 21 21:29:16 /etc/dev.d/block/51-subfs.dev[23767]: mount block device /block/sde/sde1
Jan 21 21:29:16 /etc/dev.d/block/51-subfs.dev[23773]: mount block device /block/sde
Apparently, the drive is correctly detected. However, the device /dev/sde does not respond, and the partition /dev/sde1 is not accesible. When I try to manually mount it (mount /dev/sde1 /media/iaudio), the following messages appear in the log:

Code:
Jan 21 21:42:35 kernel: usb 2-1.4: control timeout on ep0out
Jan 21 21:42:36 kernel: usb 2-1.4: device not accepting address 26, error -71
As I said above, I have no problem with other USB drives, so apparently it is not a problem with my linux distribution (SuSE 9.2, linux kernel 2.6.8). However, I restarted the machine with Knoppix, and in this case the iAudio5 automounted without problem, so it appears to be a problem with my linux, after all. I know that my SuSE is a bit obsolete, but I succesfully mounted the iAudio5 in other older linux distros (for example, a Mandrake with a kernel version 2.4.8).

Anyone has a clue about what is happening? Can somebody give me any direction about where to ask?

PS: The firmware version of the iAudio was 1.20.e

UPDATE: I just updated the firmware to the latest version (1.41.e), but the problem persists.

Thank you,
--JL Diaz

Last edited by Jose Luis Diaz : 01-24-2006 at 01:22. Reason: Update
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