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Old 10-07-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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usb recognition


i am just wondering if it is normal that suse(9.1) does not recognize when an usb-memory-stick is plugged in. do i have to restart with the stick inside when trying to access it?

thank you in advance,
Old 10-08-2004, 08:56 AM   #2
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A lot of stuff in Linux isn't really plug and play. You either have to run some configuration program that sets up stuff, or you have to tell Linux yourself how to add the new thing. I think this site may help you figure out some USB stuff for Linux:
Old 10-08-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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A quick check is to run the 'dmesg' command in a console window immediately after plugging the device in. Hopefully the last few lines of output should say something about 'USB Mass Storage Device' and give some relevant information.


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