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Old 12-06-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
Thanh-BKK
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SuSe 10.0.0, in user account no auto-mount for USB storage - how to?


Hello again

The reason for me writing several threads hjere is because i bundled all my questiuons in one thread before - and never got an answer......

So here's my second problem with my SuSe.

I have a 4-in-1 memory card reader attached to a 4x USB hub. Also a external USB HDD is connected there, along with an IrDA and a BT adaptor.

The IrDA and BT work fine (BT actually better and more reliable than in Windows!), but there is a problem.

When i plug in the HDD, it won't auto-mount. The same goes for a MMC or a Memory Stick that i put in the reader device.

I know that Memory Stick is /dev/sdd1 and MMC is /dev/sda1. Didn't check for the HDD yet. But i guess the procedure will be the same for all devices.

When i log in as ROOT and connect any of these devices, they will immediately pop up in "My Computer" and can be accessed.

Now, how can i make this happen in the USER account? Because i don't want to switch users each time i want to upload pictures from my cam or my phone to the PC......... or backup something to that HDD.

It DOES work on my office computer, which runs the same Linux! So there must be a way to get it to work here too.... right?

I am looking forward to hear from you guys.... i am sure it's something so simple that i can't find it because i dig too deep

Kind regards.....

Thanh
 
Old 12-07-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
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Never messed with Suse, but on my slack box if I want something to be automounted and to be able to be done by a normal user I need to edit fstab to add these options.

Hope I did not mislead you.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 08:47 AM   #3
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sample fstab entry
Code:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/mmc vfat users,rw,auto 0 0
Tux,
 
Old 12-08-2005, 12:07 AM   #4
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problem almost solved.... i think :)

Hello

Thank you very much for this solution, it has indeed fixed my problem, at least most of it

It took me over an hour with experimenting around and additional googling, because i got confused with the "vfat" and "subfs" and "floppyfss" thing - also too many other options (cuid???) available which i had no idea as to what to do with.

I got the correct details of the attached drives via "mount" and then basically copied the entries from there into the fstab - which had me end up with a very slow starting Linux. However after editing again and chosing the option "noauto" instead of "auto" it started quickl again and now it does just like it is supposed to - the icons are in "My Computer" and as soon as i plug the USB drive or any memory card in, they auto-mount and are accessable.

Now i have given (as root) full read and write access to the "user" ans also included the "users" option in the fstab for each one of the devices (sdd1 -> memory stick, sda1 -> MMC, sde1 -> external HDD partition 1, sde5 -> external HDD partition 2, sde6 -> external HDD partition 3 and sde7 -> external HDD partition 4).

However i can NOT write anything to the external HDD at all! The error message goes like "you have no permissions to write to /dev/media/sde7", for example. All these partitions are NTFS, and i can ALSO not write to any NTFS partition on the fixed HDD even tough also there i have (as root) assigned full rights to "user" (read, modify, enter are all the available options).

Without being able to write to the external HDD it is useless - i tought this as a "emergency exit' if my Windows would screw up and i could use Linux to copy from the external (which holds a backup of the internal, they are identical HDD's) to the internal disk.

Is there a way to get that done?

I can write fine to the Memory Stick and the MMC.

And also, regarding the Memory Stick and the MMC. These are formatted in FAT 16. If i need to format them from Linux, will it use FAT 16 or FAT 32? Because "vfat" doesn't mention "16" or "32". It's absolutely got to be "16" because otherwise both devices can no longer be used in their respective machines (a Nokia phone and a Sony digicam).

Thank you very much for your advise and help, i really apreciate it

Kind regards.....

your Thanh
 
Old 12-08-2005, 12:28 AM   #5
Thanh-BKK
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SuSE plugger?

Hello once again.....

I forgot to metion/ask this one. When i log on as root, and connect the external HDD or plug in MMC or Memory Stick, a little window opens and offers me to start Konqueror or some other otions... similar to the "Auto Start" feature in Windows.

The application behind that is called "SuSE Plugger".

how can i get this to work in the "user" account too? Because it's quite handy

Kind regards.....

Thanh
 
Old 12-08-2005, 07:09 AM   #6
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new KDE - WOW!

Hello

I've just completed installing the brand new KDE 3.5 on my office machine.... i can only say: WOW!

Can't wait to get home and put it on my private machine too..... in the 3.5 that pop-up is even more like Windows, offers me to launch an audio-CD with CD Player, a data CD with Konqueror, etc...... so nice!

And the new now-also transparent application bars in the task bar... i love them! And finally, also can remove the "display" thingy from the taskbar.........

Linux is way better than Windows if it comes to "customizability" (or whatever that's called in english, sorry i'm no native english speaker).

I love Linux!!

Kind regards.....

Thanh
 
  


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