I can't mount my USB thumb drive or ipod -- no /dev/da*

Erin Sharmahd tuxgirl at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 13:00:48 PST 2006

> Unfortunately a number of Apple iPod devices don't work with 6.0
> release. FreeBSD sends a command to the device that causes the iPod
> USB interface to get confused and it stops responding. This was
> fixed in 6-stable, so you'll need to upgrade or patch the kernel
> to get it to work.
> You could also just manually remove the offending code. The change
> you need to make is in /usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usb_subr.c. Find the
> usbd_setup_pipe() function, and then put a '#if 0' and '#endif'
> around the code for clearing stall conditions, i.e.:
> #if 0
>         /* Clear any stall and make sure DATA0 toggle will be used next. */
>         if (UE_GET_ADDR(ep->edesc->bEndpointAddress) != USB_CONTROL_ENDPOINT) {
>                 err = usbd_clear_endpoint_stall(p);
>                 ...
>                         return (err);
>                 }
>         }
> #endif
> Then recompile and install the kernel, reboot, and the iPod should work.

Will this help, even though I can't mount any usb thumb drives or
anything like that?



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