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Solaris 10 update 5 disables USB 2.0 for Belkin USB controller

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Dave, May 9, 2008.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    According to

    http://www.sun.com/io_technologies/iocontrolers/IOControlers22.html

    the Belkin F5U508 USB/Firewire card is "verified" for Solaris 10 on both
    SPARC and x86. So today I goes out and buys one, installs it, and it
    seems to at least work. But looking in /var/adm/messages I see:


    May 9 21:34:43 kestrel scsi: [ID 193665 kern.info] sd6 at glm0: target
    6 lun 0
    May 9 21:34:43 kestrel genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] sd6 is
    /pci@8,700000/scsi@6/sd@6,0
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): Due to recently discovered incompatibilities
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): with this USB controller, USB2.x transfer
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): support has been disabled. This device will
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): continue to function as a USB1.x controller.
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): If you are interested in enabling USB2.x
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): support please, refer to the ehci(7D) man
    page.
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): Please also refer to www.sun.com/io for
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): Solaris Ready products and to
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl for additional
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): compatible USB products.

    So it is only going to work as USB 1, which is bloody annoying, as I
    bought it to give me USB 2.0 in the Blade!


    Anyone know what the issue is which have caused Solaris to downgrade the
    card from USB 2.0 to USB 1?
    Dave, May 9, 2008
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  2. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Re: Solaris 10 update 5 disables USB 2.0 for Belkin USB controllerReferences:<4824bdcb@212.67.96.135>

    John Doe wrote:

    > If you look the log message then it gives you a hint on how to enable it
    > at high speed. Following the hint then the man page for ehci(7D) tells
    > you what to do.
    >
    > By the way, the Belkin F5U220 works well, this is only USB not firewire.
    >
    > John.


    I've done that and enabled it, but I'm not 100% confident. Clearly there
    is an issue, and its not clear that this work around is totally sound.
    Dave, May 13, 2008
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