I am not sure if here is the proper place to share this but I will give it a shot as it is likely somebody will face something similar in the future (Or has in the past) and there does not seem to be a lot of KBs about this.
I recently purchased an iStorage USB storage device and started using it on MATE 21.10.
By "using it" I mean:
- I wiped all partitions;
- I created a luks partition;
- I started a rsync over this newly created partition.
The problem is: the device kept falling back into lock mode after exactly a 3 minutes period of usage.
So I rsync a queue that would last 20 minutes but every 3 minutes it just locks.
After contacting their support they suggested that I should maybe try using another USB port. Silly I thought.
But that fixed it.
Literally: if I plug this device into the USB port of my keyboard it locks after 3 minutes but if I plug it into a front USB port of my chassis then the process will complete successfully.
So my assumption is: not all USB ports are managed equally and that sounds weird.
But of course, this doesn't seem to be an Ubuntu MATE issue but perhaps a kernel issue? My other problem is that I have no idea on how to troubleshoot this nor supply any technical information for people to look at this.
So here I am posting this thread in this forum.
Have anybody ever noticed some different behaviours when using different USB ports?
Where would be a good place to open a "bug" for this?
Because am such an alien, I have sensed other problems in the past and have opened this: Bug #1927878 “USB hubs priority (is there even such thing??) AKA...” : Bugs : Ubuntu MATE
but of course now this is different yet both issues affect the... same... USB port. Physically speaking.
Coincidence or am I on something?