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Old 09-18-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
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Question usb on sony vaio

I have an external cd-rw, and a scanner attached to my laptop.
USBview doesn't list any device's, here is the result's of: /sbin/lspci -v
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9
I/O ports at fcc0 [disabled] [size=32]
hopefully this help's.
Old 09-18-2003, 11:00 PM   #2
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USB storage devices get added as SCSI devices. So it is probably finding the device as something like /dev/sda

Boot up your RH box without the CDRW plugged in. Jump to a terminal window and type tail -f /var/log/messages this will give you a dynamic view of the log file.

Plug the CDRW into your USB slot and watch what happens. You should see something like sda sdb etc.

My Acer USB burner gets recognized as /dev/sdb, this is because my USB handy drive gets seen as /dev/sda

Give it a go

Old 09-19-2003, 12:23 AM   #3
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This is the result, and it didn't change after plugging in my cd-rw, scanner, or my printer.

[root@localhost chopper]# tail -f /var/log/messages
Sep 18 22:59:38 localhost gconfd (chopper-1286): Unable to open saved state file '/home/chopper/.gconfd/saved_state': No such file or directory
Sep 18 22:59:39 localhost su(pam_unix)[1222]: session closed for user root
Sep 18 23:01:38 localhost gconfd (chopper-1286): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Sep 18 23:01:38 localhost gconfd (chopper-1286): Exiting
Sep 18 23:06:55 localhost kernel: ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Sep 18 23:06:55 localhost kernel: hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
Sep 18 23:06:55 localhost kernel: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Sep 18 23:16:36 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-13-0
Sep 18 23:16:36 localhost last message repeated 7 times
Sep 18 23:20:38 localhost su(pam_unix)[1342]: session opened for user root by chopper(uid=500)


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