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Old 01-18-2005, 07:00 PM   #1
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Angry "hotplug subsystem fatal error" on startup


ok.. couple days ago linux got mad at me and didnt want to work after i broke it... so i deleted it. but i forgave it and reinstalled today.. hoping to get help on how to tackle this problem:

on booting my system, at the console screen where it displays all the "[OK]"'s, etc... theres one line [well, more.. but this is the only important one] that doesnt get the OK. this is what it shows to me:

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- starting hotplug subsystem
- modprobe: FATAL: error inserting hw_random (/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-3-386/kernel/drivers/char/hw_random.ko) no such device
i take it i need to download this file from somewhere, or something?
the reason im trying to fix this, is because i think if this gets fixed, i will be able to use my usb memory stick, which iv posted a thread about, week or so ago, which didnt get solved, but this is a new topic..

does this mean the system isnt recognizing/support usb? the odd thing is, if so, that i have a usb keyboard [logitech wireless mx duo] which operates without any config or problems.

am i right? is this relating to my usb problem? if not.. could i get pointers on how to get my memstick working?

thank you for any help or input
 
Old 01-18-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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I don't know what the issue is with your memory stick, but I do not think hw_random has anything to do with it. I can tell you how to get rid of that error.

sudo gedit /etc/hotplug/blacklist
add hw_random to the end of the file and save.

I had the same issue with Ubuntu and this worked for me.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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what will this do?
just prevent that file from being loaded, or whatever? what cmd do you use to mount your memstick?
thx
 
Old 01-18-2005, 07:32 PM   #4
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Yeah it will stop the system from trying to load hw_random. I am under the impression that this is not needed for most setups. This is the advice given by others over at the Ubunu forums, and in the unofficial starter guide. I don't know what hw_random does, but I have it blacklisted and usb storage devices still work fine for me..

For example, when I first plugged in my iPod into my system (using the USB connector), it automatically mounted, and I had an icon on the desktop for it. So based on that I suspect that whatever the issue you are having with the memory stick is not hw_random related.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 07:36 PM   #5
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ok ill probably give that a try..
but what command do you use to mount your usb stick if you have one? i formatted mine in xp, so its fat.. i think i tried mounting what i thought was my memstick on my last install, and it said fat isnt supported. also, theres no "sd_" devices, which i thought is what the default usb devices were :S
 
Old 01-18-2005, 07:59 PM   #6
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FAT is supposed to be supported out of the box in Ubuntu. If it is a usb stick it should just be mounted automatically when you insert it. But if that doesn't work and you know the device name (ie sda1, sda2, etc) you can always type sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /media/sda2 to mount the device /dev/sda2 in the folder /media/sda2 (which would be the default in Ubuntu), using FAT32.

Type man mount for more info...or hopefully somebody more knowledgeable than myself will respond to this thread. I'm still a newb myself.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 08:01 PM   #7
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ok thanks...
but ya, thats what iv been doin, and figured was how to do it.. but the thing is, i dont know the name of the device
iv looked around but cant seem to find it.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 08:04 PM   #8
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Check to see if you have an sda1 directory in your /media path. This is where the memsticks are mounted.
 
  


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