help withhardware for pcmcia to usb cardbus

Dominik Brodowski linux at
Sun Jun 15 17:02:55 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 11:58:39AM +0300, sara fink wrote:
> > Does the device (plus cable) work correctly when connected to another USB
> > host?
> I have another laptop with windows. Since it's reiserfs I won't be
> able to check anything.
> This hd worked before the usb ports fried.
> I tried the pcmcia+cable and it doesn't help in the case with this hd.
> I tried both ports of the pcmcia and this hd, and it's the same. Other
> devices work on both ports.
> > Does the CardBus USB host provide enough power for the HD, or has the HD
> > its own power supply? Anyways, since the other USB device works fine now,
> > there doesn't seem to be a problem with the PCCard subsystem but with the
> > USB one, so maybe you should the USB folks them for additional advice :)
> The hd has external power supply. Either the hd was damaged, or it's a
> usb configuration issue. I updated the kernel and maybe something
> related to ohci isn't correct.

Hm. Strange indeed. Just trying to tick off some branches of the fault tree.

> I will try to intsall the other laptop with dual boot and check if the
> hd works there. If not, I will try the usb guys. Do you happen to know
> their mailing list?

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