USB - and booting problems - solution needed!

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Re: USB - and booting problems - solution needed!

Postby Alcatrazx » Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:13

Hi all,

First of all huge thanks to everyone thats helping.... I've been looking around and so far and unlike what many were made to think, it is not a BIOS bug but a Linux kernel bug....A detailed log of the bug description and also how HORRIBLY it has been tackled can be found here https://bugs.launchpad.net/linux/+bug/36583

I was really upset to see the conclusion of that thread by starting with a Linux Kernel bug and ending with an ASUS BIOS bug....they then stated the problem is "solved!" and closed the thread....It is not a BIOS bug. I don't want to sound blunt but so far the workarounds i found were all in a way affecting the hardware when a simple tweak to the kernel could make thousands of laptop users happy. If Linux does not have the widespread compatibility that M$ has, not many people will be willing to do the switch. I installed Sabayon for its "out of the box" readiness and by all means i cannot blame Sabayon for this problem. But as you all can clealy see, this issue affects all the distros using the bugged kernels so i guess something should be done from the software side and not from the firmware.

So far i found these workarounds:

- Disable the ACPI which cannot be disabled from the BIOS! (... no comments)
- Disable the legacy USB (which means bye bye usb support.... duh)
- Unplug the USB devices then plug them when the OS boots (pathetic)
- use -nousb (which does not work and i suppose it has the same effect of having no usb support)
- downgrading the BIOS

There is a usb module causing the trouble at bootup, isn't it possible to disable this module? or trigger this module at a later stage? The ironic bit is that the module works fine once that the OS boots! and its all perfect.....

Thanks again to everyone, I will keep searching
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Re: USB - and booting problems - solution needed!

Postby eshum » Sun Oct 14, 2007 18:34

There are two fixes available for this model Asus laptop one at sourceforge.org and one at Asus. The problem seems to effect only this model line of Asus laptops.

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Re: USB - and booting problems - solution needed!

Postby Alcatrazx » Thu Oct 18, 2007 21:22

Hi all

The argument is widespread compatibility, if the laptop had a bugged BIOS as claimed up there, Windows would have the same problems booting. The distro works perfectly when loaded. Its a true pity because many people will just not bother to persist and see the true beauty of this distro. This is why i raised my point.

Thanks and Regards
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Re: USB - and booting problems - solution needed!

Postby eshum » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:14

There are fixes available to fix the problems you encountered with your particular model of laptop and the problem is with the bios not Sabayon.
I will email you the fixes if you want them I'll keep them on my desktop another twenty-four hours.

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Re: USB - and booting problems - solution needed!

Postby Alcatrazx » Sun Oct 21, 2007 0:47

That would be great thanks! ..........I ll give them a try if you have them...
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Re: USB - and booting problems - solution needed!

Postby eshum » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:31

Were do I send them to (email).

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