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

Paul paultsai at
Sat Dec 27 21:27:53 CET 2008

I can also confirm this behavior, on a Dell Laptop (XP), Desktop
(Kubuntu), and Toshiba Laptop (Kubuntu).

On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Nathan Kinkade <nath at> wrote:
> 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.
> Nathan
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