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Old 01-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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Pease Help ... Suse 9.3, thumb drive issue...

Heres the deal... i'm running suse 9.3 pro .. it works GREAT... the only problem I seem to have is that when ever I copy/create a new folder ... or do anything with my thumb drive it randomley stops working... the next day or whenever I plug it back in ..NOTHING happens ... Normally it will see a new device and auto mount it .. but it does NOTHING .. I've even scanned the usb ports and its not there either.. It sees my other usb devices fine, printer, mouse ... it even sees the mem stick in my printer..!!! it just seems so random .. VERY frustrating !!!

Can anyone please help me resolve this issue !??!

Note: I can see the drive fine with winblows... also if i swap my harddrives and boot into Suse 10.0 I can remove, copy, paste, etc. etc... and it sees the thumb drive fine..
I think it might not be unmounting it right and something is getting farked up..!!

Any ideas or insite would be very much appreciated !!

Thank You
Old 01-29-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like you might have already done this, but when you plug in the drive try the command:

The last thing it shows should be the drive. If not, then I'm not sure what the problem is either.
If it does show then you can manually mount it. You'd do something like:

sudo mount /dev/sdb1(or whatever it says in dmesg) /media/usbdrive(first make this directory with mkdir /media/usbdrive)
Old 01-29-2006, 11:24 AM   #3
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Hmmm... is hotplug subsystem enabled at boot-time?


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