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Old 07-24-2008, 06:49 AM   #1
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Question USB permissions problem on 2G Eee PC


I have a Linux (Xandros) Eee PC and for some weeks now it just displayed a 'permisssions error' whenever I connected a USB device. The file itself that's displayed when the device is connected is a symbolic link, although it seems that the real file that it links to is missing (it's in the /media folder although that folder doesn't even exist either). I've tried to access the file by executing the file manager in a console logged in as root, and the permissions can't be changed, as well. Anything I'm missing here?
 
Old 07-24-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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have you make a mount point

1. What linux distributions did you use in your pc?
2. Have you make a mount point anyway?
 
Old 07-24-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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The distro is Xandros (though modified by Asus). I haven't yet tried to mount it or anything but this distro seems to have been made truly plug n' play; at the beginning I used to connect my devices and they were readily accessible without any hassle.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 09:49 AM   #4
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hmmm...
so when the second time you plugged it, it was error right?
Try to log in as root and mount it first. i feel the same way when i try it in knoppix.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 07:42 AM   #5
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It's a permissions error. The symbolic link wouldn't work and the real file doesn't exist. I don't think I can log in as root with an Eee PC... I tried logging in as root from the console and then opening file manager from there so it'd have the same effect but there's still the same message. And do USB devices really have to be mounted on Linux? In any case I could once access the devices wouldn't mounting them or anything.
 
  


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