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Old 07-12-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
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Question Linux does not detect usb device.


Please can you tell me how to get Linux to detect a usb device. Is it necessary to install usbmodules; if so, then which one and how to do it?
I am using RH Linux 7.1+.
Linux cannot detect my usb FlashDisk device. How do I get this device and other usb devices (e.g. usb modem etc.) detected.

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Old 07-12-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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josedsilva; have u checked the HCL(hardware compatible list) and hardware compatibility
index, scroll thru to u r devices for compatiblity with linux.
Old 07-21-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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most USB modems are not compatable with linux. go to best buy and pick up a cheap pci card. The only problem is detecting it. I still have trouble with that.
Old 07-21-2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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It's not a good idea to pick up a PCI card, since they're usually Winmodems, and, you might guess by their name, only work with Windows. Pick up an external serial modem instead.


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