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Date:      Tue, 8 Nov 2005 13:28:16 -0500
From:      "Brad Voth" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   RE: USB Hard Drive Problems
Message-ID:  <000001c5e492$3bdb40b0$>
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If you have the chance I would suggest building a custom kernel with the
	'device	uhid'
Line commented out to see if that makes a difference.  The only real problem
with this I believe will be that some devices that act as hids, keyboards
and mice (others too, not sure the entire scope) may not work. 

>Recently, I purchased several Western Digital External Hard Drives to be
>used for backup purposes.  The test unit I purchased worked out of the
>box, but I am having problems getting the newer ones to work.
>When they are plugged in to a FreeBSD 5.3 or 5.4 server, I receive the
>following messages:
>Nov  8 01:31:12 test kernel: umass0: Western Digital External HDD, rev
>Nov  8 01:31:12 test kernel: uhid0: Western Digital External HDD, rev
>2.00/6.02, addr2, iclass 8/6
>This is where my confusion lies.  From what I can see the hard drive is
>detected properly as a umass device, but is also detected as a human input
>device.  And, the da device, which I think I will use to access the device
>is not created.
>If I plug my memory stick into the USB port, the memory stick is detected
>and I am able to access the device through da0.
>Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks in advance.

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