View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu keeps attempting to activate a USB device that is long gone / never worked...

November 30th, 2008, 09:45 PM
I made a mistake by installing a webcam called Creative PC-cam 550 on Ubuntu. This camera doesnt have drivers for linux but i realised this only after ubuntu didnt recognize it at all. I didnt make any changes to the system, i simply removed the camera with cable and all.

Now the problem is that once i have removed the device, with cables and all it still attempts to initialize it during boot with this error:

usb 2-5: device descriptor read/64, error -110
usb 2-5: device not accepting address 5, error -110

Now i have seen other threads with the above error but they have been the kind where a device stops working or someone wants to install it. My case is that how do i prevent / remove theese usb install attempts? I really hate this error as it stalls boot time by half a minute. Any way to tell linux manualy to just forget this 'ghost' USB device?

December 1st, 2008, 04:22 PM
No one knows? surely there must be a way to stop this... :(