SiS chipsets In the past, we avoided SiS chipsets, as we have had numerous bad experiences with them, including what appeared to be irresolvable USB conflicts. The original Linux-USB programming interface had only a host side model: Microsoft supports USB 2. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your own personal message: While it resembles the original host-side programming interfaces at least in terms of submitting asynchronous requests, and in terms of shared core data structures , it must treat USB busses very differently from a host side API. Early host controllers from all manufacturers, including Intel, have numerous bugs and incompatibilities, which may manifest in various ways, from minor performance glitches to a complete failure of the USB to recognize devices.

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It’s not ‘universal’ in the sense that you’d want it instead of HyperTransport! Perhaps the most curious thing is that when you plug in a full or low speed device to a connector on your high speed USB controller, it will be connecting to a different bus than when you plug in a high speed device to that same USB “A” socket on your PC!

The result is a lot of hub-related complexity in the EHCI driver, making sure that the periodic transfers are safely scheduled and that transaction translators don’t get overcommited.

If you want to skip this, remember just this one thing: Login or create an account to post a review. SiS chipsets In the past, we avoided SiS chipsets, as we have had numerous bad experiences with them, including what appeared to be irresolvable USB conflicts.

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User mode device drivers should be able to use the usbfs APIs as usual. In other words, a not-untypical USB 1.

Not only do they support high speed devices older USB 1. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our orot. It must support “USB 2.

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We have experienced no USB problems attributable to this chipset, and reported problems are relatively rare. Sometimes the port number will also change.

Regardless of what type of high speed device you use, USB hotplugging works the same as it always has on Linux. In a few cases drivers need to have code that knows which rules apply, but mostly the changes will be transparent to correctly written drivers. The AA and AB differ echi in physical packaging, although different drivers have been released for them.

Here’s what usbtree shows for some full speed devices hooked up to an USB 2. The quality and compatibility of the embedded HCI depend on the maker of the chipset and its age, but even the best and most recent embedded USB 1.

We still avoid early SiS chipsets, but, as the old saying goes, even a blind pig finds an acorn occasionally. If that occurs, hot-plugging the device disconnecting and then reconnecting the USB cable while the PC and device remain on may resolve the problem. Again, replace the motherboard or install a modern add-on USB adapter. If you want assistance getting this working on your hardware, try the linux-usb-users or linux-usb-devel mailing lists at http: X interface that was developed by Intel.

If you have problems with the AA, try installing the AB driver, which is fully compatible with the AA but has fewer issues. OK, so maybe you wouldn’t have noticed. Apart from some constraints on how you set up high speed devices, all your USB 1.

And it’s not all that user visible, so you can safely skip reading it if you’re one of the many Linux users who just wants a top quality OS or a Free one and aren’t very concerned about all the underlying technology. High speed storage devices, and to some extent hubs, seem to be the most USB 2. That information can save you trouble when you are attempting to connect various devices to your system, and may even help you avoid buying a new USB device that has known incompatibilities with your existing configuration.

Thank You for Submitting a Reply,! For example, its cabling is always asymmetric even with OTGso you can’t hook things up incorrectly. If you’re building a distribution, avoid using such old code; in particular, 2. Thank You for Submitting Your Review,! You’ve been able to do that since about the 2. Newer kernels including 2.