Originally Posted by orsty9001
I have a usb printer and a KVM switch plugged into this Slackware box. If these devices for some reason get disconnected, I have to reboot before it will see that printer or KVM switch again after reconnecting. Nothing comes up in lsusb or dmesg if I reconnect any device while the machine is running. If the box is rebooted then these devices work fine until they are disconnected. I'm not sure how to fix this or what to look for. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
The problem may be in that many systems I believe see virtually everything as a file and should be mounted (which usually happens automatically) and unmounted; therefore, when something becomes disconnected the system is not handling the unmount. Some systems do this automatically for you, some do not. This may be what's going on. Hope that helps.