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Old 04-29-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
rock9604
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Unhappy USB Problems **Please help**


I am new to linux. I have installed Fedora Core 1 on my Dell D600 Laptop. I am not able to connect anything to my laptop through USB. I tried my Palm Pilot and my Digital Camera. I have tried to use /sbin/modprobe hotplug I get an Error" can't locate module hotplug. I am lost please help.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 02:32 AM   #2
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Hi.

Linux sees USB storage as SCSI. Do this and you should be OK.

As root type....

tail -f /var/log/messages

Now turn your digital camera / handydrive or whatever into the USB port. Look for something like the following (this is what I get when I plug my USB dig camera in.

============================================
Apr 29 16:39:13 CHAPSD kernel: SCSI device sdb: 253696 512-byte hdwr sectors (130 MB)
Apr 29 16:39:13 CHAPSD kernel: sdb: Write Protect is off
Apr 29 16:39:13 CHAPSD kernel: sdb: sdb1
============================================

You can see there that the kernel detected what you plugged in, and tells you what device to use for it. Now you have this info, you can do this....

mkdir /mnt/digcam
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/digcam

You don't have to mount it to digcam of course, you can mount it to what ever directory you want, also don't just use the above example, do it your self as yours may be different.

To umount it, just do....

umount /mnt/digcam

Hope this helps.

>Craig
 
Old 04-29-2004, 02:44 PM   #3
rock9604
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Smile It works

Thank you Craig,
This works great. Now I know everything is working with my cam. I am still not having the program gtkam 0.1.7 auto detect. Can you help me oput with that program? And i am trying to use my Palm Pilot Tungsten T3 with Gpilot and not able to sync. I now know that my USB's are working great.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 06:37 PM   #4
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No probs rock.

To be honest with you, I didn't even know that there was any syncing programs for Palm Pilots in linux. I have one but have never thought there was any linux client. Now I know though, I'll install the one your trying and let you know how I go!!!

Good luck.
>Craig
 
  


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