USB Host Controler

Matthew Ryan matt at
Thu May 1 13:51:58 PDT 2003

Thanks Nicky,

I have upgraded to the 1.2beta version and I'm using the alcaudsl.sys  
microcode now.

I'll keep you posted.

By the way, does anyone know if support is available for the PCI  
version of the Speedtouch modem?

On Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 06:59 AM, n.bulthuis at wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been using the ALCATEL SpeedTouch USB (the red one) modem with  
> FreeBSD
> 4.8. No problems what so ever. Currently I am using the 1.2beta  
> version of
> the speedtouch driver (, I believe). Older versions
> wouldn't work with my red modem.
> I do have the same problem with restarting the modem. I also need to  
> reboot
> in order to restart the modem_run program.
> I am not sure why it shouldn't work with you. I did read somewhere  
> that the
> alcaudsl.sys (the windows one) firmware part is more stable than the  
> mgmt.o
> version. But I've never experienced any differences between those two.
> Currently I am using the alcaudsl.sys, change it and see what happens?
> Good luck.
> Nicky
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Ryan [mailto:matt at]
> Sent: 30 April 2003 16:23
> To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: USB Host Controler
> Hi there,
> On a p2 350 with 128mb ram, running FreeBSD 4.8 Release, I am keep
> getting the following error after being up for more than about 3 days.
>> usb0: host controller halted
> The only device on USB is an Alcatel Speedtouch ADSL modem (the old
> blue body part one) using the PPPOA port from the ports collection. I
> am running ppp in ddial mode so the connection should always be up. The
> documentation for the port said that it was good for 4.4, 4.6 and maybe
> 5.0?
> Does any one know of any reason why there may be a problem running it
> on 4.8, or any other explaination for the problem. I do remember having
> a problem like this last year under 4.4 so I doubt that the OS version
> is the problem. We have also found the modem a little unstable under
> Win2K.
> Any ideas how to fix this? -  or even a work around?
> Does any one know how I can power cycle the USB bus, I thought of a
> cron job to restart the modem once a day but when I kill modem_run and
> ppp manually, they won't come back up again without a reboot.
> Thanks
> Matt at
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