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Thread: USB 2.0 with Hardy

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    USB 2.0 with Hardy

    I'm completely new to the Ubuntu world, and recently installed Ubuntu (8.04 server edition) on an old Pentium 1.4 system with about 640 MB of RAM, and it has worked great. After the install I put in an Iogear USB 2.0 PCI controller card (to be used with an external hard drive), but it doesn't seem to be transferring at anything faster than 1.1 speed.

    Is there any way to make sure that Ubuntu sees the card as 2.0? I think that the modules needed are present and loaded (echi-hcd...?), but can't be sure. Has anyone had experience with getting USB 2.0 to work correctly?

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    Re: USB 2.0 with Hardy

    Note that USB work is done by the processor and not by the pci interface (in firewire the controller would be in the card). Is your computer under high load?

    Did you check if the pci card is USB 2.0 full-speed or hi-speed?... see: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20031003-2927.html
    Last edited by cuby; June 24th, 2008 at 11:13 PM. Reason: speling

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    Re: USB 2.0 with Hardy

    According to Iogear, it is a hi-speed card. Is there a way to watch CPU load in Linux while a transferring a file using the card?

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    Re: USB 2.0 with Hardy

    sorry for the delay.
    open a console and execute: top
    It will show you the computer activity.

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