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How to install USB drivers

asked 2017-09-06 20:31:51 -0500

rhob242 gravatar image

I have a USB expansion card that always worked with previous Fedora versions and even after the F26 upgrade. I had to reinstall a new copy and the USB drivers for the expansion card did not install. Is there something I can type in terminal to install them? I also have the drivers on a disk, I found where I would have to copy the drivers and match file structures, but there are some duplicate file names so I'm not sure how to do it that way.

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What kind of expansion card is that? Can you provide with link to the driver download page so we can sniff around further?

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2017-09-07 02:05:17 -0500 )edit

HERE is the expansion card I got from NewEgg. It doesn't even have a brand though. I searched online and I cant find the exact drivers that came on the disk. They are NEC/Renesas drivers, I uploaded them HERE There is also THIS resource, not sure about authenticity, but seems to be newer driver versions.

Also, the integrated USB 3 ports do work. Motherboard

rhob242 gravatar imagerhob242 ( 2017-09-07 16:55:08 -0500 )edit

Should I just open a bug report then? Need to get this working soon. Seems like something that's normally handled automatically but it did not this time.

rhob242 gravatar imagerhob242 ( 2017-09-10 14:30:51 -0500 )edit

Please explain how it worked under previous Fedora versions. Also, you said 'drivers did not install', which is useless. Please provide the output of the command(s) you used to install the driver.

Also, make sure that Fedora doesn't support it already! (Doesn't it work?! :P)

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2017-09-15 08:08:29 -0500 )edit

In previous versions of Fedora, there was no work or effort on my part to make the expansion card work. I installed Fedora, and it was working like any other piece of hardware. When I say Did not Install I refer to my prior experience where it worked after I installed Fedora. There was no command I ever entered to install any drivers or make anything work. I can infer the when prior versions of Fedora were installed, my hardware was detected and appropriate drivers were automatically installed. For whatever reason, when I installed F26, it did not detect my card.

rhob242 gravatar imagerhob242 ( 2017-09-17 15:00:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-05-15 06:43:32 -0500

jo_117 gravatar image

hello, try this

use- modeprobe usb-storage or use-- insmod /(path of kernel drivers)/ will get u the module for usb. use-- modeinfo usb-storage --to check module info....

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