Boot hangs at splash when USB cable plugged in (GTA02v5)

Sargun Dhillon xbmodder+openmoko at
Thu Dec 25 20:53:12 CET 2008

What's on the other end of the USB cable?

On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Nathan Kinkade <nath at> wrote:

> My Freerunner hangs on the splash screen forever when I boot (or
> reboot) while the USB cable is plugged in.   I can boot fine from the
> "Boot" option of both the NOR and NAND boot menu, so I don't suspect a
> faulty u-boot environment.  I found the following ticket, but it seems
> to indicate that it was an issue for only the GTA01:
> When it hangs, I can login with a serial console and simply issue a
> "boot" command to continue.  To recover from the hang I either have to
> remove the battery or login and power it off (neo1973 power-off).
> Could this be related to the above (now closed) ticket, or is this
> maybe expected bahavior and I just never knew it?  I'm using a u-boot
> dated 2008-12-20 (gta02v5_and_up-u-boot.bin).
> Saludos,
> Nathan
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