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Old 01-18-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
mattn
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What device is the USB port on the front of my Computer


Hi:

I have an IBM Netvista and am running Fedora Core 1.0.

I have a digital camera that I can mount without problems by plugging it into the USB port in the back of my computer and typing:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera


I would like to be able to plug it into one of the two USB ports on the front of the computer (So I don't have to crawl around to the back each time I plug the camera in). Unfortunately, I can't figure out which "sda" device in the /dev directory is the correct one.

I have tried all 16 "sda" devices (sda, sda1, ... sda15) without luck, and started going through the sdaa devices but figured maybe somebody had some advice.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-18-2004, 07:23 PM   #2
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how about just leaving the cord plugged in to the back of the box? other than that i found this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=device+names

from this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

good luck.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:01 AM   #3
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Ha! I guess the real issue is that I want to figure out how to access those ports.

I'll try those suggestions.

Thanks for the help, PEACEDOG!
 
Old 01-19-2004, 11:59 AM   #4
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If the camera is the only SCSI hard drive device (emulated or real) connected to your PC then it will be /dev/sda1 no matter what USB port you plug the device into.

Look at the output of the dmesg console command after you plug the camera into the other USB ports. Is the device being recognized and are there any associated errors?

The output of dmesg should also tell you if all of the USB controllers are detected. Are the front USB ports USB 2.0?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 06:52 PM   #5
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thanks for the advice, michaelk!
 
Old 02-05-2004, 09:39 PM   #6
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You can find out which sdX device it is by running fdisk -l as root. This lists all partitions on all available 'harddrives'.
 
  


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