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Subject: Re: usb-storage not recognizing archos 20g fm recorder in linux

Re: usb-storage not recognizing archos 20g fm recorder in linux

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 10:41:08 -0000 (GMT)

Björn Stenberg said:
> VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) wrote:
>> You need to remove (rmmod) ide-scsi before the Archos will be
>> recognized (at least with RH8, RH9). The problem is that both the USB
>> driver and the ide-scsi drive implement a pseudo SCSI interface which
>> then control the Archos or CDROM, respectively. The problem is, the
>> SCSI/ide-scsi/usb subsystem doesn't have a way of distinguishing
>> whether a SCSI disk command should go to the IDE driver or the USB
>> driver, and the IDE driver always seems to win. Therefore, the USB
>> driver never sees the commands that should be going to it.
> If this is a problem it's RedHat-specific, not a kernel bug. I always
> run both ide-scsi and usb-storage simultaneously without problems. I've
> done this since at least linux 2.4.6.

My Mandrake 9.0 system has ide-scsi and usb-storage loaded at the moment -
my Archos is attached. I have a RH8 system which I believe also has both
modules loaded, since it has an IDE cd writer which will load ide-scsi to
handle that. I also use the Archos on that machine. This will be using the
stock RH8 kernel.
Mike Holden
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Received on 2003-10-26

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