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USB port not functioning Fedora 17

asked 2013-01-11 13:50:22 -0600

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updated 2014-09-28 09:12:04 -0600

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I am using fedora 17, Kernel Linux 3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64, and 1 of my 2 usb ports is not working. One port is 3.0 and working fine. The other is 2.0 and is not working. On start up, if I place thumb drive in the port it will light up and stay lit until I choose to boot into fedora 17 and then it will stop. As a result, I do not think this is a hardware failure, but a possible driver conflict or wrong driver being used.

Also tried ubuntu, and after update, same problem.

After lspci -k two different controllers are shown to be present

00:14.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device 90a8
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device 90a8
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

I can not seem to figure out what the problem is.

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answered 2013-01-11 20:39:48 -0600

Try this, It solved my problems. Go into disks (If you are using GNOME) and select the USB drive. (Assuming that is what you are using.) Then unmount the usb with the stop button. Then you should click on the drive options (The gear icon) and select format drive... WARNING! WARNING! THIS WILL DELETE ALL DATA ON DRIVE! IF DRIVE IS EMPTY THAT IS NO PROBLEM JUST BE CAREFUL! Then it will be unallocated free space. From their click the plus button and add a partition use all space and make it compatible with all systems (FAT) If this text didn't make sense tell me and I will try to help out. If you are using KDE Or something else you have a bit of trouble. I use gnome shell.

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