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Old 07-15-2004, 05:05 AM   #16
cbielke
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My USB2 flash drive (Twinmos MobileDisk III) DID work well at first with hotplug. It was automounted into /media/usb-storage-0401233203015:0:0:0p1 and worked.

UNTIL I did an online update of hotplug. Afterwards the directory usb-storage-0401233203015:0:0:0p1 appeared when I pluged in the drive, but it was not accessable.

I did reinstall the original hotplug package from DVD and that helped. If you did an online update of hotplug and have problems, try to go back to the original rpm.

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Old 07-26-2004, 05:05 PM   #17
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HELPPPP...lexar jumpshot drive

i have been wrestling with this device for some time now. i have suse 9.1 home and i am trying to mount it. i finally got it to mount by using the create new device option by right clicking on the desktop. BUT...now it tells me it:

Could not enter folder /mnt/flash

what is the issue now???? this was much easier in Fedora! lol
i have read about all the issues mounting usb devices, but i am a newbie, just getting used to linux and a bit clueless as to what files to mess with...anyone can help me??

its plugged in and has a card in it.

here is my fstab file and mtab file respectively. anything wrong??
/dev/hdb2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hdb3 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
/dev/sda /mnt/flash vfat noauto,users,rw 0 0

(MTB FILE)
/dev/hdb2 / reiserfs rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext2 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder subfs ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/dvd subfs ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda /mnt/flash subfs fs=flashfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
/dev/sda /mnt/flash subfs rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=flashfss,procuid 0 0
/dev/sda /mnt/flash subfs rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=flashfss,procuid 0 0

HELP ME PLEASE!!!! I have tried so many things.
Annette
 
Old 07-26-2004, 11:47 PM   #18
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Hi,

1) you shall mount /dev/sda *but* /dev/sda1.
sda is the card itself and sda1 is the partition on ot. It's the partition you want to mount.
So change this in your /etc/fstab.
2) You shall disable submount if you want to mount manually.
Your /etc/fstab indicates that you want to mount manually.

First update SuSE by running the YAST Online update !!!!!
After that, open your
/etc/sysconfig/hotplug

and look there for the parameter:
HOTPLUG_USE_SUBFS

You *need* to set it to no
HOTPLUG_USE_SUBFS=no

Reboot your system

Also take a look on
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=207303
(posting #2 and #4)
 
Old 07-27-2004, 11:09 AM   #19
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i know i sound stupid, but the /dev/sda is just what i added in there. i have no idea if thats where it really is. how to i find this out? i would like to edit my fstab file appropriately. i noticed you suggested to set it to auto so it will mount automatically, i would like to do this just need ot know where the dev is (sda or sba or sga?)

thanks
 
Old 07-27-2004, 12:03 PM   #20
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Anette,
since you have posted your question in two different threads I think that we shall first agree to continue just with one of them.
I will give you my response and suggestions on the other thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=207303
and we shall continue there.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 11:45 PM   #21
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Oh, good, I'm not the only one.

I'm curious did anyone find an answer to this? Not a huge deal, but I get the funky message when I mount as well: Could not enter folder /media/usb-storage-odd-0x0c45-0x1064:0:0:0p1

I tried loading konquerer as root to no avail.

I wonder if this is an SuSE issue or more global to the kernal. I see my printer/scanner just fine, which are also USB (Epson CX3200 MFP)
 
Old 07-31-2004, 01:11 AM   #22
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Take a look on:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...g_trouble.html
 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:32 AM   #23
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Vlad-A,

Thank you for providing that link to the official response from SuSE regarding this issue. It's a rare and rather perturbing sight to see an OS provider freely admit they do not know what causes a widely reported problem. Furthermore, I was astonished to see SuSE say they have not been able to replicate USB stick problems!

I'm sorry but much as I like SuSE the product and the company, I simply don't believe them. I take their statements as a clear indication and admission that with the release of 9.1 they "broke" this aspect of connectivity, which worked with so reliably in SuSE 9.0.

I know that you personally have spent a great deal of time and effort providing suggestions and replies on a number of threads in an attempt to remedy these problems. Unfortunately for me they have not worked - however I would like to thank you for your efforts.

Seeing the statement from SuSE is disheartening. In all other respects SuSE 9.1 is a great distribution with a seemingly successful future under Novell's wing but they need to fix this and do so quickly, rather than shrug their shoulders as they are doing at the moment.

Until they do, I'll carry on using SuSE 9.1 on my ThinkPad, on the basis that my USB stick will simply not work and that if I try to use it I'll end up being annoyed and frustrated.

Respect and regards,

dkpw

PS. By way of contrast I am evaluating Fedora Core 2 on a spare HD in my Compaq server that normally runs SuSE 9.0. Fedora found and mounted my USB stick without a problem. SIGH!

Last edited by dkpw; 08-01-2004 at 05:34 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 12:40 PM   #24
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Hi dkpw,

well there were a few things that did not work with SuSE 9.1 although they did work
perfectly with SuSE 9.0

SuSE also recommends that you downgrade the Hotplug fileset to the one provided with the installation media.

I agree that this is not really a solution.

I can only suggest that you send a technical feedback directly to SuSE and describe your problem
and tell them that you are not happy with the situation at all..

http://www.suse.com/cgi-bin/feedback...nguage=english

BTW: Did you try to change from supermonter to "normal" mount ?

Take a look on:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...rom_subfs.html

also on:

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...ldhotplug.html
 
Old 07-31-2004, 01:03 PM   #25
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Thanks for the links, Vlad-A.
Those appear to be exactly what I want to do.

I have had various troubles with the default automounting.
Sometimes need to press eject numerous times to get CD to eject.
Sometimes files appear to be written to floppy but really are not.
Plus the USB problems. Numerous ghost windows for USB drives, camera that mounts and then does not, etc.

A return to a reliable manual mount would seem to be the best answer.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 05:50 PM   #26
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Talking

Hi 2damncommon,

Excellent non-rhyming signature you have there!

==================
SCO, SCO, SCO your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a lawsuit(s).
==================

Shame I donÕt have the money to afford a DaimlerChrysler!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3917395.stm

Vlad-A,

Thank you for the links. IÕll try the suggestions tomorrow and let you know how I get on.

Regards,

dkpw

Last edited by dkpw; 08-01-2004 at 05:36 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 06:04 PM   #27
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Thanks, dkpw.
Though I was hoping I might be able to discard that part of my sig soon, SCO never runs out of tricks.

Good luck with the reconfigure. I think I will attempt them either tonight or tomorrow myself.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 07:40 AM   #28
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Well blow me down with a feather - I've got it working.

Thanks to Vlad-A for pointing me at the SuSE document at http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...rom_subfs.html

I switched off HOTPLUG_USE_SUBFS as recommended in /etc/sysconfig/hotplug.

I added the following line to my /etc/fstab:

/dev/sda1 /media/gizmo auto noauto,users,rw 0 0

I then manually created the directory /media/gizmo. After a restart I created a new desktop device, pointed it to the /media/gizmo directory and plugged in the USB stick, right clicked the drive on the desktop and it mounted like a charm, first time and no moaning.

The acid test was would it mount again after a dismount and replug. Well it did. Phew.

Problem solved as far as me and my ThinkPad are concerned. Now where's that backup option.

Thanks to all who contributed on this thread, especially Vlad-A.

Cheers

dkpw
 
Old 08-01-2004, 11:42 AM   #29
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Quote:
Problem solved...Thanks to all...especially Vlad-A.
Ditto.
The floppy no longer gets accessed over and over when a file is open.
The CD opens as soon as it is unmounted.
All my USB drives work, one would not before.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 07:38 AM   #30
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Hey, nice solutions! I will have to try these.

I did get mine working by downgrading the hotplug, as recommended on alt.os.linux.suse. I hadn't noticed any other mounting issues, although I have yet to mount a floppy.

I, too, will mention this to the Suse folk. Maybe they're working on it for 9.2...
 
  


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