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Old 09-19-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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How to make slackware linux recognize USB removable devices and net prob

I have an HP-DV1000. I installed slackware 10.2 and then installed kernel with its modues and the ipw2200 firmware. I want to know how I can make it recogniize the removable devices as USB pren-drives and external HDD. Also WIFI manager found my net connection but doesn't connect because it doesn't retreive the comp IP. Also the system doesn't recognize my LAN card.
Old 09-19-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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if you run dmesg after plugging in these devices(the usb ones at least), you should see them getting recognized (and their /dev address). I believe you'll need to have /etc/init.d/rc.hotplug executable (running at startup) for this to happen though.
Old 09-19-2006, 10:17 PM   #3
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You'll usually find that Linux will detect the USB drive as /dev/sda1 etc...

You can grab the exact path from dmesg - dmesg | grep -i sda

Once you know that, just mount as per normal.

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I ran the command dmesg and it recognized my usb pen drive and external hdd but didn't appear in etc/fstab/ or in KDE in storague devices I wil try the last reply advice later, but if doesn't work, what other alternative i have? thank you for the advice
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You need to make the entries in the fstab yourself, they don't automagically appear

or you can manually mount them like "mount -t ext2 /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb" Just make sure you have the directory /mnt/usb created before that.


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