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Old 12-23-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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kde can't see usb drive

I put KDE on my Ubuntu, I can't get it to see my usb drive. I originally had regular ubuntu with gnome and if I run the session as gnome it sees the drive (but only after I type 'lsusb'). I prefer the KDE desktop, but I am having this problem. 'lsusb' yields nothing...

How do I get KDE to see my usb drive?

Old 12-23-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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sudo mkdir /media/usbdisk
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk

if you have "pmount" installed or "pmount-hal" take a look at their man pages
Old 12-23-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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Would I have to type that every time?

I would like to avoid the whole shell thing when I'm just moving files around. I'll try to write a script...
Old 12-23-2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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Add it to your /etc/fstab file and it should auto-mount for you.
Old 12-24-2009, 01:02 PM   #5
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okay, okay i'd rather have human contact than google so if you don't feel like answering then don't...

I thought /etc/fstab was consulted only at boot - is this not so?

I will try to write a line here and report back if that works...
Old 12-26-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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here is my problem which has still not been resolved:

in gnome: 'lusb' lists and mounts (what i want)

in KDE : 'lsusb' lists but does not mount (but it's the

why isn't kde mounting my usb? this question has not been answered...


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