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Old 06-06-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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Question No USB devices work under Vectorlinux 5.1 SOHO


Hello. I have a problem with all USB devices that I plug to my system, more accurately, none of them seem to work. I have tried so far with a Samsung Optical USB mouse and a Sandisk 1GB USB flash drive.

I have tried to use syslog and lsmod to see what happens, as other threads suggest, but I see absolutely nothing. When I plug these items, nothing at all changes, nothing is written on the output terminals. I know they work because I have endlessly used them under WinXP and Mandrake 10.1.

My computer is an IBM 390E ThinkPad with only one 1.1 USB port. I know it still works because Mandrake does detect it and the mouse turns on every light when I plug it in. The flash memory gets into transfer mode as well, so the port is not an issue.

I have 128 MB in RAM, all services enabled (at least all that VASM allows me to enable), and a Celeron 399 MHz processor. I'm using the SATA/IDE version of the 2.6 kernel that comes with the 5.1.1 Vectorlinux SOHO disk. I even tried the oldCDROM/SCSI/IDE version but got exactly the same results.

Supposedly, when I plug in the USB drive, KDE should immediately add the drive, but it doesn't do anything at all. Please help, this is a great distro, extremely fast and I wouldn't like to give up on it so easily.

Thanks, hope to hear from anyone soon.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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When you plug in your USB devices, open konqueror and navigate to "media:/" to see if the entry is there. If not, you will need to edit your fstab file to add it (and possibly manually mount it everytime you plug it in) If something alont the lines of "/dev/sda1" is not in media:, post back and I will see how I can help.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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No sda entry in /dev/

Thanks for the reply. I did what you suggested and as a matter of fact, I can only see the floppy, the CDROM and hda1; that is, after and before plugging it in.

As for fstab, the only entry that has something to do with usb is :
/dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive vfat umask=0,noauto,user,quiet,shortname=mixed 0 0

and

usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults,noauto,devmode=666 0 0

I would like to add that there is neither a 'sda' nor a 'uba' entry (nor anything of the sort, like sdb or something) in /dev/.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 06:07 PM   #4
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do you have the hotplug and udev activated at boot? if not use vasm to make them start up at boot
 
Old 06-09-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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Yep, everything enabled

Yes, I have all services enabled at startup. Even that tempfs that says it needs more than 256 mb of RAM memory (I have 128). Of course, I've tried with both options (enabled-disabled) and the outcome is always the same.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 03:45 AM   #6
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well, post your problem at the vectorlinux forums

www.vectorlinux.com/forum1

so more vector users can take a look
 
  


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