Awful Lag In RH9 / USB Hub problem

By me(who else?) ยท 9 replies
Dec 29, 2004
  1. THought I'd kill two birds with one stone here:

    Problem #1: I've been experiencing slowdowns and sometimes outright stoppages of my system while in KDE. Recent changes are:

    1) Moved from Gnome to KDE
    2) Running small scale Apache server in background
    3) New wireless keyboard & mouse

    I don't think it's Apache, as it's been running for a while.

    Problem #2: I have two USB devices ( a Hub and a webcam) that I can't find support for. I'm primarily concerned about the hub, though, since it's *supposed* to be supported by default, yet no devices attached to it show up.

    Would upgrading to FC 3 help with either of these problems?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If your webcam is a Logitech quickcam then you're out of luck, it is very hard to get any info to code drivers for it & the ones available have been coded through reverse engineering meaning they don't yet work decently.

    As for the HUB does it work on another machine ? It could simply be that the HUB is faulty.
  3. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 387

    The HUB worked fine in XP. As for the cam, it's a Logitech Quickcam express, so I'm assuming it's a no go. What about the speed problems? I unhooked the wireless reciever and it speeded up significantly. Do you think the enhanced USB support in 2.6 kernel would help with speed? If so, should I install FC3? If so, do you know of a good guide for me to use for the upgrade?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You will definenly get a lot more responsive UI with 2.6 kernel unless you have some fundamental problem with your KDE slowdowns.
  5. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 387

    So then, the next question is: How to upgrade. I tried to use a homemade kernel, but many modules didn't work. I got the stupid "QM_MODULES" error, even with the new modules-init. Should I just burn some FC3 disks and use them to upgrade everything, try the yum scheme (again) or try something else?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need to upgrade several system packages to able to use 2.6 series of kernel. We had a thread about this here too..

    If you want to do the upgrade, then the best way would be to use the FC3 CDs. Keep in mind that RH9 is rather old and you would get a much neater reasult if you just made a clean install of FC3 or some other distro with 2.6 kernel.
  7. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 387

    I might be willing to format reinstall, since all of the yum upgrade schemes I've tried have failed miserably.
  8. j4m32

    j4m32 TS Rookie Posts: 49


    if you have a crossover usb cable try linkin the two pcs that way and se if it is not the USB problem like 1.1 or 2 incompatibility?

    if not then see if it is the actual usb port that is not working?

  9. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 387

    I plugged the keyboard into both ports, it worked on both (with the slowdown still).
  10. j4m32

    j4m32 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    the usb hub could be faulty try it in windows (if you have it) if not try a mini distro to see if is not the the linux auto mount or core that needs updating

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