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Old 09-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
mark allyn
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Hotplug problem with Ubuntu 12.04

Hello everyone,

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on a hp box. Until very recently, inserting a flash drive in a usb pocket or using the internal dvd drive would produce an icon on the sidebar which was clickable and also besides the icon, the drive would be mounted to the appropriate mount point.

For reasons I haven't figured out, hotplugging no longer functions at all.

However, if I insert a flash drive in a slot, the system is aware of the event, as indicated by a DMESG message. Using fdisk -l shows the same thing--the drive partitions are listed. Blkid shows the same thing, as does lsusb. I can manually mount the drives with mount command.

I tested the media themselves by inserting them in a different ubuntu box and hotplugging worked fine.

I've been working on this problem for two weeks. Any help would be most appreciated.

Mark Allyn
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Not sure if this fix works, but I'd check a lot of Ubuntu forums for similar complaints. Some are redundant and say there's a problem, reported, but no status. Others offer some suggestions to fix, like this one:
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
mark allyn
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Hello rtmistler,

I had posted this precise query on Ubuntu forum more than 2 weeks ago. Got nothing. I have searched extensively on every conceivable -- to me -- combination of words on the internet that would give me a clue. As you say, there is a lot of stuff out there on this problem, but none of it seems to work for me. Was hoping LQ would rise to the occasion.

Perhaps it will.

But, thanks for taking this into consideration.



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