Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 08:37 UTC

Pretty much for my entire career in Linux USB (eight years now?), we've been complaining about how USB device power management just sucks. We enable auto-suspend for a USB device driver, and find dozens of different USB devices that simply disconnect from the bus when auto-suspend is enabled.

For years, we've blamed those devices for being cheap, crappy, and broken. We talked about blacklists in the kernel, and ripped those out when they got too big. We've talked about whitelists in userspace, but not many distros have time to cultivate such lists.

It turns out it's not always the device's fault.

Fascinating bug.

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Replying to your comment in the BB10 topic, which has been tombstoned by the OSnews CMS...

"software to backup SMSs, calendar events and contacts without going through Google's servers (because you can't do that natively)"

What would be its name?

I don't know of a networked SMS backup solution, but to backup them on an SD card, you can use SMS Backup&Restore :

For calendar and contacts, I use ownCloud on my home server, combined with the CalDAV-Sync and CardDAV-Sync apps from Marten Gajda. They are available on Google Play, and also on the AndroidPIT app store if you prefer to pay through PayPal like me.

Edited 2013-08-28 06:18 UTC

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