My Lexar Jumpdrive will not automount like it used to. I'm not sure exactly when it stopped working because I haven't been using the pen drive much lately, but I need to start using it again. FWIW, it is a dual boot machine and the pen drive still works fine in XP.
I can connect a Canon digital camera to the same port (the only port on my IBM TP A22m) and I get 2 windows pop up:
"USB Imaging Interface - KDE Daemon" with options to open in a new window, browse with gwenview, open in digikam, or do nothing. Its very reminiscent of XP, actually. If I select open in a new window, it mounts the camera to system:/media/camera and I can browse it with konqueror. It works perfectly.
"SUSE Hardware Detection" gives me the option to open the camera at the path camera://USB PTP Class Camera@[usb:001,004]/ .
Either way, the camera gets mounted and I can browse it just fine (or I can play with it in Digikam or whatever). It all works good.
So what gives with my pen drive?
I can mount it from the command line manually if I want, after I figure out whether it is currently sda or sdb (with only the 1 device in the 1 usb port?). Of course, then it is read-only to everyone but root. I don't want to be having to mount and umount it manually every time I use it, though. I like Suse because of its user-friendliness and excellent collection of GUI tools.
I have also tinkered with fstab a little bit, but that doesn't work well because it isn't always the same device, especially when I use a hub. I also never got read-write privileges for normal users that way.
The Yast runlevel editor reports that autofs does not start automatically (at any runlevel). If I try to enable it at runlevel 5 or start it manually I get the message:
/etc/init.d/autofs start returned 6 (program is not configured):
Starting service automounter ("files nis" does not provide any mounts)..skipped
USB Viewer reports:
Manufacturer: LEXAR MEDIA
Serial Number: 106A6607165815071104
Speed: 12Mb/s (full)
USB Version: 2.00
Device Class: 00(>ifc )
Device Subclass: 00
Device Protocol: 00
Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 64
Number of Configurations: 1
Vendor Id: 05dc
Product Id: a400
Revision Number: 30.00
Config Number: 1
Number of Interfaces: 1
MaxPower Needed: 100mA
Interface Number: 0
Alternate Number: 0
Sub Class: 6
Number of Endpoints: 2
Endpoint Address: 81
Max Packet Size: 64
Endpoint Address: 02
Max Packet Size: 64
Like I said, it used to work perfectly. Any hints on how I can get it back?