While researching this problem, I found a thread I started relating to uefi and secure boot. With my current problem, I suspect I missed the obvious problem trying to boot a usb drive.
My front usb ports have failed. Checking the settings in BIOS, both front and rear usb ports are enabled. However, no usb device is recognized when I plug anything into to either front port. Rear ports work as expected. I enabled/disabled the front ports and rebooted several times but the front ports are not working.
Anyone have a way to fix this? The only thing I can think of is to use a rear port with a hub. But that is not ideal. This is a hardware problem, not Tumbleweed. Booting to Windows gives the same result.
This is a Dell PC. Everywhere I checked didn’t help with the brand name of the mainboard. So, I don’t know if I should try any of the
I opened the case and didn’t see anything that would help identify the motherboard. Also, there are no cables for the usb front ports. They are soldered (or clipped?) to a corner of the board. I wiggled them an bit and pressed them a bit but that did not get them to connect. I am not brave enough to take the board out to see the underside.
There is no response in dmesg for either front port. The back port does add lines to the end of dmesg.
I guess I’m out of options. But, I appreciate the attempts to help.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 413c:2113 Dell Computer Corp. KB216 Wired Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c501 Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse Receiver
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0cf3:e005 Qualcomm Atheros Communications
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I don’t know how to interpret this. Is there anything unusual?