For weeks now my computer, in Ubuntu of course, has been having trouble with ep0in at every boot my messages have been filled with:
Jun 14 08:36:45 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: hald timed out on ep0in
Which has in turn stopped hal from working properly so mounting my usb key most of the time just wouldn’t happen.
However last night we (My wife and I) moved the house around, moved the computer from the lounge room to the spare bedroom, and I noticed that our scanner, a old HP Scanject 4100c, was warm. So I thought in the interest of energy conservation I would hook it up to a separate power outlet since we don’t use it often at all.
This morning when I powered up Linux just went which was great! So after months of checking the Ubuntu forums and playing around with boot parameters I have a fully functional Linux system again :)! So in the end it wasn’t a buggy bios or USB drivers it was just an old scanner that I could turn off. Yey for Linux.
Well I should study for my exam that I have this afternoon.