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Old 09-05-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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usb device names

I am running slackware 10.0 (2.4.26 kernel) and having some issues with the way device names get assigned to usb devices. I am finding that the different usb devices I plug into the usb port get assigned a variety of names (sda1,sda2, sdb1) and so I have to look through the /var/log/messages file and then rewrite the fstab every time I switch devices. Is there anyway to make device names permanent so I don't have to do this?

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I think it's assigned by port, so maybe try to remember which device you plug into which port.
Old 09-05-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, but I don't think that's it - I am using a laptop with a single port on the side and one more on the back, and I always use the one on the side. The one on the back is too far away to reach


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