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When i plug in a usb pen drive two things are not happening:
1) the light on the drive doesn't come on
2) no device is created in /dev/
however, the device is listed in "lsusb". And a new file called "usbdev1.5" is created in /dev
I am wondering what the situation is with usb drives etc now with this version of udev and new kernel.... Do I have to change my udev rules or something. Or could it be a kernel problem (ehci and ohci are loaded as kernel modules).
First up, udev 071 (unless it's a typo) is quite outdated. I'd start by updating to 091, the rules syntax has changed so I'd start with the default and go from there, maybe the problem you're having has been fixed or a behaviour has changed since then.
071 is from current so i assuming it's pretty much working... I'm not sure what this is with udev now. Where does hot plug come into this. Linux is so bad in this area, you feel like you're pulling your hair out sometimes... anyway....
of course i did include usb mass storage support........
help i'm being tempted by debian and getting really angry at slackware more and more...
sd_mod and sg is the name of the modules you should have compiled either built in or as loadable module.
They enable scsi_generic (sg) and scsi_disks (sd_mod).
If you find Slackware is boring you can give a try to Debian.. why not.
anyway, i have included support of generic scsi and scsi disks.
here's the output of dmesg pertaining to the usb drive:
usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 3
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Vendor: CRUCIAL Model: USB2.0Flash Disk Rev: 2.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
usb-storage: device scan complete