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Old 02-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #16
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sorry, i took this too far regarding the mknod, but for the sake of completeness.
(do NOT do it on your system)

iff i had written a suitable block driver:

sudo mknod /dev/example -b 250 0
ls -l /dev ( to check if it happened )
sudo mkdir /mnt/myexample
sudo mount -t ext2 /dev/example /mnt/myexample

summary,in response to your initial question: Why doesn't Ubuntu 9.10 detect my USB devices?
the kernel did detect your usb device ( the "dmesg" exercise ) but did not mount it (the "diff file1.dmp file2.dmp" exercise)

cat /etc/fstab provides a list of filesystems, partitions, and devices that MAY be automatically/manually mounted.
cat /etc/mtab shows what is currently mounted.

decide if you need to upgrade your OS or if you have an "odd" usb device
 
Old 02-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #17
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I don't want to upgrade my OS. What are your instructions now? What does this output of cat /etc/mtab say:
Code:
/dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
none /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
none /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs debugfs rw 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/lapiii/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=lapiii 0 0
 
Old 02-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #18
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@Advise_Pro, you have not identified exactly what USB device is involved. You should state the exact brand, model, and expected function of the USB device.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 01:20 PM   #19
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  • keyboard, no name brand
  • mouse, kensington Optical Elite
  • printer, canon MP600
  • webcam, Logitech Quickcam STX
  • wireless keypad, Targus Stow-N-Go Keypad
  • external HDD enclosure, Startech eSATA USB 2.0 to IDE SATA
 
Old 02-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #20
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We can see from your previous posts in this discussion that most of these USB devices are detected and identified correctly. Are you saying that none of them are working? You appear to be using them to post in this forum. Which, if any, of the USB devices are not working?
 
Old 02-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #21
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No they work, Sean pointed out that the kernel isn't recognising them and that they must be mouted.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 03:34 PM   #22
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No they work, Sean pointed out that the kernel isn't recognising them and that they must be mouted.
I think there is a misunderstanding. If a device is working then there is no problem. You don't need to mount mice, keyboards, or various other devices. You only need to mount a file system (on a disk for example). These other devices are automatically handled by their device drivers. You don't have to do anything unless one of them isn't working.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 02-19-2011 at 03:36 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 07:47 PM   #23
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perhaps a bit more thought about the commands?: cat /proc/self/mountstats
 
Old 02-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #24
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perhaps a bit more thought about the commands?: cat /proc/self/mountstats
What for? I just want to mount the usb devices. Please guide me on how to do so!
 
Old 02-23-2011, 03:57 AM   #25
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"No they work" : your words!

Why do you want to mount them, they are already?
 
Old 02-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #26
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Why do you want to mount them, they are already?
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summary,in response to your initial question: Why doesn't Ubuntu 9.10 detect my USB devices?
the kernel did detect your usb device ( the "dmesg" exercise ) but did not mount it (the "diff file1.dmp file2.dmp" exercise)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sean_hurly View Post
summary,in response to your initial question: Why doesn't Ubuntu 9.10 detect my USB devices?
the kernel did detect your usb device ( the "dmesg" exercise ) but did not mount it (the "diff file1.dmp file2.dmp" exercise)

cat /etc/fstab provides a list of filesystems, partitions, and devices that MAY be automatically/manually mounted.
cat /etc/mtab shows what is currently mounted.
This is the output of cat /etc/fstab:
Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=01fc29b5-aca0-4830-80f9-7cf826c46274 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=40d709cd-7845-4e06-ab81-68cdc186bc6a none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
And cat /etc/mtab:
Code:
/dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
none /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/lapiii/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=lapiii 0 0
 
Old 02-28-2011, 02:42 AM   #27
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and what did the: diff file1.dmp file2.dmp display? please remember to generate file1 before plugging in the device and file2 after plugging in the device.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 09:30 AM   #28
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  1. How do you run the diff command?
  2. Would it make a difference if for file1.dmp, I need to keep the usb keyboard & mouse in or must I adapt ps/2 devices?
  3. There are no differences between file1.dmp and file2.dmp, they're both:
Code:
device rootfs mounted on / with fstype rootfs
device none mounted on /sys with fstype sysfs
device none mounted on /proc with fstype proc
device udev mounted on /dev with fstype tmpfs
device /dev/disk/by-uuid/01fc29b5-aca0-4830-80f9-7cf826c46274 mounted on / with fstype ext4
device none mounted on /sys/kernel/security with fstype securityfs
device none mounted on /sys/fs/fuse/connections with fstype fusectl
device none mounted on /sys/kernel/debug with fstype debugfs
device none mounted on /dev/pts with fstype devpts
device none mounted on /dev/shm with fstype tmpfs
device none mounted on /var/run with fstype tmpfs
device none mounted on /var/lock with fstype tmpfs
device none mounted on /lib/init/rw with fstype tmpfs
device binfmt_misc mounted on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc with fstype binfmt_misc
device gvfs-fuse-daemon mounted on /home/lapiii/.gvfs with fstype fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon
 
Old 02-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #29
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try this from your terminal:

echo '123' > file1.tmp
echo '123' > file2.tmp
diff file1.tmp file2.tmp

echo '234' > file2.tmp
diff file1.tmp file2.tmp

does that help you?
 
Old 02-28-2011, 01:41 PM   #30
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file1.tmp + file2.tmp are the same, both files consist of
Quote:
123
After echo '234' > file2.tmp, diff output
Code:
1c1
< 123
---
> 234
 
  


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