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After installing GNU/Linux today onto my Lenovo Y570 laptop, I ran into an issue quickly - the USB 3.0 support. 2/3 of my USB ports are 3.0 so I kind of need them.

The ports are powered at the very least - my phone is charging from one, however, plugging in external drives, USB drives, or even a mouse gives no response. The drives spin up, etc, but they do nothing more than that. So there is power, but no information flowing to them.

What am I missing here? What can I try to enable to make things work?

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Run dmesg | tail after you plugin and edit & add the log contents – Sathya Dec 12 '12 at 3:17
@Sathya plugged it in to get the perfectly. Odd. – Simon Sheehan Dec 13 '12 at 21:11

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