usb 1-5: device not accepting address 5, error -71 What is the cause of this type of error?

journalctl -r -b -p 0..3

Mar 21 05:58:40 GrimReaper kernel: usb usb1-port5: unable to enumerate USB device
Mar 21 05:58:40 GrimReaper kernel: usb 1-5: device not accepting address 5, error -71
Mar 21 05:58:40 GrimReaper kernel: usb 1-5: device not accepting address 4, error -71
Mar 21 05:58:40 GrimReaper kernel: usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -71
Mar 21 05:58:40 GrimReaper kernel: usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -71
Mar 21 05:58:40 GrimReaper kernel: usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -71
Mar 21 05:58:40 GrimReaper kernel: usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -71

How to fix these errors?

  • unplug every USB device
  • turn off your laptop
  • unplug current and/or remove battery
  • wait few minutes
  • reconnect and start

If in one of those ports you have a USB disk formatted as ext4, run fsck on that particular partition.

I did everything. Nothing changed. My laptop's built-in webcam isn't working because of this. But it used to work just fine. :frowning:

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