Recently ordered and received my new Framework Laptop, and it looks like I’m running into the USB issue that a few others have mentioned here. I’m trying to use my Ettus B205mini-i with my Laptop, but it disconnects as soon as I try to interface with it. It picks it up as connected, lsusb confirms the device was picked up, but trying to interact with it in anyway causes it to lock up and eventually disconnect. That usually results both slots on that side being unusable. Reloading udev, or rebooting are the only ways to get those slots back.
I have tried a bunch of the things listed in other posts, but I can’t seem to get it to work.
I have tried moving the expansion card to all slots, but that doesn’t seem to change anything. Plugging the SDR into a USB A to USB C adapter works on first connection, but any subsequent reconnects fail in the same way. The only way that seems to consistently work is plugging the device slowly into the port.
Interesting. I use a 2021/07 manufactured RTL-SDR V3 with my Framework. I have not noticed this issue, but I am going to be using the SDR this weekend and will try to duplicate your issue to see if it is common.
Did some further testing, and using an externally powered USB hub seems to mostly solve the issues I’ve seen. But that defeats the freedom of using a laptop. I tried the USB EMF shield fix, and all but one looked fine. Fixing the one messed up one didn’t seem to change anything though.
Installed the BIOS Update, and reinstalled all of my drivers, and it looks like I’m still having issues getting it to work. Behavior doesn’t look like it changed at all. Still disconnecting when trying to use the device.
Yeah, its much more stable on an externally powered hub. The voltage is also more stable. When I’m plugged in without a hub, it sits at 5.04. But it sits at 5.1-5.12 volts when using a powered hub. That’s at idle too.
Hi im using a nesdr noolec sdr and i cant even get the device to show up in an sdr program on my intel 12th gen framework laptop i am going to try a bios update and let you know how that goes but i am also using the USB C > A module to connect my device.