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

Nathan Kinkade nath at
Thu Dec 25 22:42:17 CET 2008

2008/12/25 Sargun Dhillon <xbmodder+openmoko at>:

> 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

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

A Dell laptop computer running Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex.  I have the same
behaviour when plugged into a desktop computer, also a Dell.


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