Subject: Re: USB devices spontaneously powering off?
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 02/23/2003 03:16:16
In message <200302230454.h1N4sfU14914@guild.plethora.net>, Peter Seebach writes
>In message <200302161614.LAA20304@anduin.eldar.org>, Brad Spencer writes:
>>I also get "dead" mouse behavior with my USB mouse. I have noticed that
>>it is much worse when the Wavelan card is receiving and sending packets.
>Interesting! I was thinking about that, and I've done some experiments. The
>reason I notice this so much is that the USB widget I'm using as a remote for
>ogle is much more likely to get "turned off" while ogle is playing than when
>the system is under light load.
>Is there a good way to "ping" USB devices or anything like that? I'd like to
>start doing more work to check on whether devices are still alive or not.
The usbdevs command, perhaps?
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