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Old 03-26-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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Finding USB devices in Mandrake 9.2 with KDE 3.1


Can I find my USB devices plugged into my comp, like my digital camera and mp3 player, the same way the explorer can access my drives by like /mnt/cdrom ?

for example /mnt/usb1 or something?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:02 AM   #2
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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Well, yes. They're not usually auto-detected the way USB is in Windows, but they're certainly devices which are available to be mounted.

This site: http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html has been pretty helpful for me.

Have you been able to get them detected and are just wondering how to mount them, or is nothing showing up in HardDrake at all?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:10 AM   #4
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They get connected, just wondering how to mount
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:45 AM   #5
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Just find out where in /dev on your system USB devices usually show up (in Slackware it's /dev/sda1), and make a new directory under /mnt (say, /mnt/camera or /mnt/mp3). Then, mount it like a normal device:

mount -t <filesystem> /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera

The specific filesystem your camera or mp3 player uses is probably something you'll have to look up. You might also have to look around to see how to make the computer actually recognize the device - I had a rough time with that when I installed my wireless laptop mouse. The mouse blinked, everything was fine, except that the device file wasn't bound to the port. However, that link I posted above should be a help, I hope.

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Old 03-27-2004, 05:12 AM   #6
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Run hardrake("hardrake2" being the executable to run) as root. Select your device to see the /dev/device entry. Then again, when i plug in my digital camera and turn it on it automatically mounts it to /mnt/removable.
 
  


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