new to linux.
recently installed sabayon 5.0 - which i'm hugely impressed with!
sabayon is fully updated with only a couple of addon packages, e.g. gkrellm
i am trying to copy large amounts of data to new drives (the old drives are now in pata & sata usb enclosures) after a bad experience with windows.
first of all, all the copies where taking forever. i was sure "something" was wrong but i didn't (still don't!) know enuf about Linux to tell. i was also having lots of problems with permissions (i will post again about this issue). suffice to say, i ended up simply copying the files into ntfs partitions. the usb drives, sata & pata, also kept dropping out, i.e. they disappeared from the "devices recently plugged in" list & vanished from appearing in file manager.
when i looked in info centre, only some of the usb ports were shown as usb 2. others all usb 1.
my mobo has 4 (i think) usb ports on the rear plus two in the front case. i also added a usb 2 controller card (in a pci slot) when i built the machine. then things got worse, other usb devices were not even detected.
i have tried plugging the usb hd in a powered usb hub (that's the main one i use) which is plugged into the rear panel; i've tried with the usb hub plugged into the usb pci controller card; i've tried with the drive plugged directly into the rear panel and into the usb card; i've also tried plugging it in the front usb, i.e. every combination (however not every possible port on every devices).
now it's gone worse, most of yesterday other usb devices (even a pen drive) were not recognised. then i plugged my mp3 player into the usb hub to charge it and it was recognised!
GByte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H MoBo
i really do seem to be in that well known creek without any of the appropriate implements to make my canoe move.
plus, i really can't live without my usb ports, pen drive & camera addict, please help urgently.
anything else you need to help me, please holler.
Last edited by Marvin
on Sat Nov 21, 2009 14:03, edited 1 time in total.