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Old 10-23-2003, 04:35 AM   #1
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Cool linksys 32mb usb key - basic kernel issue

Hey all,

I have done a search of the web and cant find anyone with the same problem as me. I own a little 32mb linksys usb key and recently installed Red Hat 9.
I compiled my own kernel in an attempt to make the thing run a little faster, i got the speed but lost the usb memory key support.
The standard kernel that came with RH9 (along with Debian and Mandrake i think) supported the key fine, but certain other issues mean that I cant run these standard kernels.

I have obviously missed out an option in the kernel config, but cant figure out which one it is.
I recall that I needed some sort of SCSI support, but was unclear on that. I have enabled all the "usb mass storage" and things along the line of that, but it dosnt work.

Usually to mount the key i do:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive

however that returns an error along the lines of "not a device". (the same error you would get doing
mount -t vfat /dev/hde6 /mnt/usbdrive
when there is no hde6. - sorry about the vagueness)

Does anybody know what things I need to enable in the kernel to get this thing to work?

Thankyou so much
Old 10-23-2003, 05:44 AM   #2
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I'm just guessing now, so please don't get mad at me if it doesn't work:

Checklist for what should be included, either compiled-in or as modules, for USB stuff:

- input core support (plus evdev, mousedev, etc, to get USB mice and keyboards working)
-preliminary usb filesystem <<---- my guess is that you're missing this!
- human interface device (full hid)
- hid input layer
- /dev/hiddev support



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