I have a Kodak ESP5 all-in-one printer.
Any time I boot with the USB cable plugged in, it takes 5 minutes for something to time out in UDEV.
I tried turning harddrake on, boot with cable unplugged, turn harddrake off, boot with cable in, it still times out.
I tried turning udev logging to debug, but it logs stuff to the console that it won't log to the syslog. While it is looping, the console shows thousands of attempts to do something that result in a complaint that it can't touch one or more files in /usr/share/apps/kdesktop/desktop/ (and possibly others) because it's a read-only filesystem. Editing the permissions as root don't fix the problem -- the permissions revert back!
Unplugging the printer to use PCLinuxOS is not an option. The girlfriend just chooses to use one of the other operating systems. I'd like to get this fixed.
The problem seems to be with the thing offering itself up as a printer, usb cam and scanner, though you can't use the thing for anything in Linux.
How can I get PCLinuxOS to erase all previous references to this crappy printer and ignore it forever?
Two tangential questions; how can I get UDEV logging to log the same stuff it prints to the console? And how does the PCC log file viewer work? I can never figure out how to get it to show anything (I know, I'm a dummy).