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Old 10-15-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
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suse 10, usb memory stick


Have installed SUSE 10 on my desktop computer (AMD 64)

It does not recognise my USB memory sticks. (they are both usb 2.0)

From reading around, I understand that this is a known problem with the 2.6.13 kernel.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem, how long it will be before an updated kernel will be released to solve this issue??

thanks
 
Old 10-15-2005, 09:32 AM   #2
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where did you see that his was aknown issue? THe only issue with USB sticks that i know of that has been reported, and even included in the release notes, is that some USB devices may be very slow to write to due to syncronized writing. But that can be fixed by changing the mount policy.. WHen you plug in your usb stick, it doesnt show up in "My Computer", nor does SusePlugger notify you that new hardware was detected?
 
Old 10-15-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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that is correct, when I plug my memory stick in, suse plugger does not notify me of new hardware, nor does it show up in "my computer"

if I go into Yast "Hardware information" the memory sticks show up as though they are there as /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc .... (but can't access or mount them)

any further help would be fantastic as I'm rather stuck without being able to use the USB -& it's a pain having to boot into windows just to use the memory stick....


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I misunderstood the exact prob with usb & suse10 - the threads I saw are below

http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/lo...hp/t22026.html
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/lo...hp/t21771.html

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the other thing which may be related is that when I installed suse10, the names of the windows partitions came up in my computer under the icons, but now I just get hard disc(sda1) for each partition.........

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& this is my /etc/fstab


/dev/sda9 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sda1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
utf8=true 0 0
/dev/sda5 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
utf8=true 0 0
/dev/sda6 /windows/E vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
utf8=true 0 0
/dev/sda7 /windows/F ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=00
02,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/sda8 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs noauto,user,fs=cdfss,ro,pro
cuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvdram /media/dvdram subfs noauto,user,fs=cdfss,ro,pro
cuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid
,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
none /subdomain subdomainfs noauto 0 0



Last edited by thegreatgatsby; 10-15-2005 at 04:57 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:19 AM   #4
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I have fixed it!

something to do with disabling ACPI / HAL
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:40 AM   #5
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Originally posted by thegreatgatsby
I have fixed it!

something to do with disabling ACPI / HAL
Care to elaborate? I think I have the same problem as you and I really want to get it sorted out.

See this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=373551
 
Old 10-16-2005, 02:40 PM   #6
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My memory stick transfers incredibly slow. As though I were using a dial-up modem to upload the file slow.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 03:15 PM   #7
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Dark Cow - sorry I was unclear - in the runlevel editor in YAST, I enabled ACPI, and HAL, I also downloaded FAM from the update site, & enabled that in the runlevel editor. Now it works, can't tell you why.

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apachedude - this is another problem, which is unrelated & threads discussing this are above.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 03:35 PM   #8
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Hmm, that doesn't help. Oh well...
 
Old 10-17-2005, 12:57 AM   #9
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YaST > System > System services (runlevel)

by each service there is column with enabled (yes/no/??)

highlight acpid, enable with button at bottom
highlight haldaemon, enable with button at bottom
highlight fam, enable with button at bottom

if fam isn't there then you may need to download it from YaST online update
when you enable acpid & haldaemon it will also enable various other services (including powersave)

This worked for me, & reading your thread it sounds like you had exactly the same problem.

I hope you can get this working.....
 
Old 10-19-2005, 02:35 AM   #10
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My SuSE used to automount and detect, but now this broke.

I get the same problem as the OP in the linked thread. /etc/hal/ is empty, suseplugger icon does not appear in the tray, suseplugger does not run when running it from the command line.

I can manually mount my devices, and it gives good speeds when I transfer to it, but right now, I'm interested in fixing the automount.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 07:53 PM   #11
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acdpid, haldaemon and fam were all installed but fam wasn't enabled. YaST attempted to enable but got the error message "starting file access daemon failed". I don't know where to look next.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 10:52 PM   #12
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Fixed again after a reinstall. Although my /etc/hal/ is still empty and I don't see suseplugger in the tray either.

Edit: reboot -> reinstall

Last edited by apachedude; 10-22-2005 at 11:53 PM.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 03:08 PM   #13
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Originally posted by thegreatgatsby
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& this is my /etc/fstab



/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs noauto,user,fs=cdfss,ro,pro
cuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvdram /media/dvdram subfs noauto,user,fs=cdfss,ro,pro
cuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid
,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
none /subdomain subdomainfs noauto 0 0 [/B]

are you able to burn dvd-ram under suse 10?
 
Old 10-22-2005, 11:52 PM   #14
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Sorry, by reboot, I mean reinstalling the entire OS. Obviously, not a feasible solution. And the transfer rates are horrible.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 05:40 PM   #15
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I haven't tried burning any dvd-ram's

I seem to be unable to burn any dvd's though, but not sure if it's SuSE or that the DVD's are dodgy - I'll try & burn one of them on another computer.....
 
  


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