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I'm running a comp with Lilo, alternating between WinXP and Red Hat Linux. My problem is: Whenever I boot up Linux, then boot up XP afterwards, none of the USB ...
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    Linux stealing USB drivers?


    I'm running a comp with Lilo, alternating between WinXP and Red Hat Linux.

    My problem is: Whenever I boot up Linux, then boot up XP afterwards, none of the USB ports will respond to any devices, as if Red Hat is taking them up. Is there any way to get Linux to "relenquish" the drivers?

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    It is not possible for Linux to still have control over the ports after a reboot it is no longer running the problem exists entirely inside your windows installation.
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    Linux can put some devices into a sleep state on it's way out that windows doesn't turn back on by default. Used to happen with my nic.

    Removal of the mains power cord for 10 seconds normally solves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Linux can put some devices into a sleep state on it's way out that windows doesn't turn back on by default. Used to happen with my nic.

    Removal of the mains power cord for 10 seconds normally solves it.
    It worked! Thanks, man. You saved my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outfoxed
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Linux can put some devices into a sleep state on it's way out that windows doesn't turn back on by default. Used to happen with my nic.

    Removal of the mains power cord for 10 seconds normally solves it.
    It worked! Thanks, man. You saved my life.
    Glad off that!

    Dunno what the solution is though. Tended to happen most for me with knoppix. No probs though with current hard drive installed distros.
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