USB 3-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110

headbanger“USB 3-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110” or “-60” or “-32” or “-71” and so on, etc etc etc…

This has been an ongoing issue for me for a long time.  It can also be seen as something like “Bluetooth patch file failed to load” or something similar.  Also as “ath3k failed to load” type errors.

In order to fix it I did a Google search for “ath3k-1.fw for Debian Sid”.  Followed the link to the ftp site for Debian SID, downloaded the .deb file, and then ran it using g-debi.  (yes I’m lazy and g-debi works just great)  Or, alternatively, you could just do a simple “sudo apt-get install firmware-atheros“!!!  Once it installed, I went to /etc/modules and added ath3k to the list that is in the modules file.  (you’ll have to edit that file as root)  Then from a terminal, I ran “sudo modprobe -v ath3k“.  (with no errors!  If you get an error, I’m sorry, I haven’t experimented any further since this worked for me.)  After all of this was completed, since I have a laptop, I did a full shutdown, pulled the battery, and let the laptop sit for a couple of minutes.  Put the battery back in, plugged it in, read more

Editing “xorg.conf”

headbangerI’m just going to post my entire xorg.conf file here for perusal.

If, on the other hand, you are happy using the ‘nouveau’ driver, you will most likely have no xorg.conf file and you should stop reading now.

I’ve been playing around with graphics on Linux since around the beginning of the Bumblebee project at least.  (for those interested in Bumblebee for “hybrid-graphics”, there are several “Bumblebee” articles I’ve written at jedsdesk.com)

Some may have noticed that upon making the leap to the real deal Nvidia driver, your font sizes are messed up.  By adding the following to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, you should be quite happy with the results.

This is a pretty typical xorg.conf file if you happen to need one!  Minor adjustments may be needed to suit your particular hardware!

Section “ServerLayout”
    Identifier     “X.org Configured”
    Screen      0  “Screen0” 0 0
    InputDevice    “Mouse0” “CorePointer”
    InputDevice    “Keyboard0” read more

Asus G55VW Keyboard Back-Light

headbangerThis was originally intended for an Asus G73 laptop.  I have an Asus G55VW laptop, and it works great. (It requires the installation of 2 separate scripts!)  I didn’t even change the directory name.  (/home/jed/g73)  Scripts attached at bottom of post…
This is taken directly from the README file included with the g73 script;

1. Clone this repository to your home directory (or wherever you want to, I’ll do this example in ~/ for simplicity)

cd
        git clone git://github.com/ktoso/g73-keyboard-backlight-sh.git g73

2. Make sure all scripts are marked executable:

cd g73
        chmod +x *.sh

3. Take a look at these scripts to make sure you trust them!  Why?  Because they’ll need root access, without asking for the password.  Now, we’ll add these scripts to allow `sudo`to run them without asking for any password:

su -c ‘visudo’ # or ‘sudo visudo‘ if you’re a sudoer (on VSIDO etc)

Then, just add the following lines at the end of the sudoer file (or similar, with the script names etc). Of course, read more