Monday, January 28, 2008

This is my new problem in Linux:

Jan 28 00:16:31 othniel kernel: [ 144.320000] usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
Jan 28 00:16:31 othniel kernel: [ 144.488000] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 28 00:16:31 othniel kernel: [ 144.784000] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
Jan 28 00:16:31 othniel kernel: [ 144.876000] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Jan 28 00:16:31 othniel kernel: [ 144.876000] scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jan 28 00:16:31 othniel kernel: [ 144.876000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
Jan 28 00:16:31 othniel kernel: [ 144.876000] USB Mass Storage support registered.
Jan 28 00:16:36 othniel kernel: [ 149.880000] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access USB 2.0 Flash Disk 1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
Jan 28 00:16:36 othniel kernel: [ 149.968000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 3962880 512-byte hardware sectors (2029 MB)
Jan 28 00:16:36 othniel kernel: [ 149.972000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Jan 28 00:16:36 othniel kernel: [ 149.984000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 3962880 512-byte hardware sectors (2029 MB)
Jan 28 00:16:36 othniel kernel: [ 149.984000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Jan 28 00:16:36 othniel kernel: [ 149.984000] sda: sda1
Jan 28 00:16:36 othniel kernel: [ 150.060000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
Jan 28 00:18:33 othniel syslogd 1.4.1#21ubuntu3: restart.
Basically, my computer is physically locking up when I attach certain USB devices. Hard locks are not common within Linux, especially when the hard lock disables even magic keys (Alt-SysRq, R, E, I, S, U, B).

I could be having a hardware problem. We'll see what I can find!