Device somehow powered down - would not power up again

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen rask at
Sat Mar 28 16:14:52 CET 2009

On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 01:31:56PM +0100, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:

> USB only delivers 100mA until a higher rate is negotiated. But for this
> to happen you need to have the kernel and the usb drivers loaded
> already, so it is kind of difficult. And the FR uses more than 100mA
> when booting.

   USB ports are not just USB ports. I have a PCI card with USB ports that
provide around 600 mA while the ones on the motherboard provide only around
300 mA (and generally work poorly with the FR). My FR without battery boots
and runs fine off the PCI card USB ports.

   Btw, there's an FSO bug which means that distributions based on FSO won't
work without a battery unless you comment out this part of

    trigger: PowerStatus()
    filters: HasAttr(status, "empty")
    actions: Command('poweroff')

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