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Old 06-10-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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USB Stick

I use usbmount to mount usb sticks and all worked just fine. For some reason it stopped working and since I'd like some icon to appear anyway I tried to find something else. I tried installing pmount and hal but nothing happends. Both seem to be written for Gnome and I'm on KDE. Is there any package for KDE that does the trick aswell?

Any clues btw where to start looking for the mounting problem in usnmount?

Old 06-10-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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I don't use kde but I'd suggest that perhaps you should open a terminal window (konsole?) and do "ls /dev | grep sda" before and after plugging in the usb stick to see if udev creates the device node for your usb stick, as it should. If udev works OK, then the problem is in kde. If there's no sda in /dev after plugging in the usb stick, then the problem is very likely either in udev or in hotplug.
Old 06-10-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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On my Debian desktop, I have a USB entry in /etc/fstab:
/dev/sda1       /mnt/sda1       vfat noauto,users,owner,exec,umask=000 0 0
You can then right click on the desktop in KDE and create a device entry for /dev/sda1 with mount point /mnt/sda1. When you click on the device icon, it will automatically mount it and open it konqueror for browsing files.

Of course, to get the above working, hotplug must be working properly as Dead Parrot said above.
Old 06-16-2005, 02:27 PM   #4
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Found my problem (just sharing for who is interested)

The problem was a new config. I had to add vfat as supported filesystem to /etc/usbmount/usbmount.conf to get everything back to normal again.



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