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Linux USB: device descriptor read/64, error -71


Linux can sometimes give the following error when an USB device is connected:

[   70.157928] usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[   70.373698] usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71

The message can be seen in the dmesg output. I was able to "fix" the error by using another USB cable. Other solutions like rebooting the machine and upgrading the kernel did not work.


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