[CLUG-tech] Gigabyte 256M USb stick stopped working

marc marc at jade.cs.uct.ac.za
Mon Feb 13 23:22:53 SAST 2006


> I put it into someone else's Ubuntu machine on Saturday for fun. And 
> it worked... Now it works again on my machine too...

...

> I'm happy to have the thing work again, now I'd also like to 
> understand why it works again. Can anyone explain this?

It seems the USB firmware on a fair number of host PCs is rather 
tempramental. Sometimes it just snaps and goes binge drinking in 
Hilbrow. 

A reboot doesn't bring it back.  However a yank-out-power-plug
-and-wait-a-minute sometimes does.

regards

marc


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