SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
I have an iPod Shuffle that I manage through Amarok. I can mount the device and transfer just fine, and the disconnect is successful, but even after manually unmounting the device, the next time I connect it, it will not mount. The automount hangs, and if I cancel it and try to mount it manually, I get the message "mount: special device /dev/sda does not exist"; however, it does seem to be charging even so.
So, how do I get my iPod to remount without rebooting every time?
Okay, I did that (the only group I wasn't already in was plugdev) and the automount still hung. When I canceled it, then tried to mount it manually, I got the message that it was already mounted and a cat /etc/mtab showed it in there. Then I tried to look at /media in Konqueror and that crashed X completely.
It does show that it's mounted, but it's not accessible through X (it just now occurred to me to try to browse it in Terminal, and Terminal doesn't have a problem).
I don't know if this makes any difference, but I can mount and unmount as much as I want, and as long as I don't physically remove the iPod from its cradle, and it was plugged in when I booted, KDE doesn't have any problem. The problem occurs after I've removed the iPod (or it wasn't plugged in at boot) and want to plug it back in to charge/resync. At that time, if I try to access the iPod from within X, KDE goes down in flames.
Last edited by Vermilion Sparrow; 06-09-2008 at 12:05 AM.
Clarification: Obviously, it is actually re-mounting. However, Konqueror either won't open at all, or crashes when I try to open it (taking the rest of KDE with it), and Amarok crashes when I try to detect the iPod. I can see the iPod's contents just fine in a terminal emulator, or in Thunar... and in gtkpod, for that matter, but I don't like gtkpod, and would prefer not to have to use a special app just for syncing (I didn't like iTunes either, and only ever used it for syncing).