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Old 05-11-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Distribution: Mandriva 2008.1 PWP, openSuse 11.0, ALL AMD 64
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Angry Card reader doesn't work in Mandriva.

I have a usb card reader I use [in other distros at this point] to download digital photos. For some reason it doesn't work in Mandriva. If I just plug it in a dialog box opens:

A new medium has been detected.
What do you want to do?

Medium type:Unmounted removable medium

Open in new window
Download photos with DigiKam
Do nothing

If I select the 1st option Konqueror opens with location 'system:/media/sdc1' and an error box that says 'Permissions denied'. Why? I don't want permissions denied. How do I set permissions allowed so it will open and download my photos? How to correct?

I did try chmod 777 /dev/sdc and /dev/sdc1 and that didn't help.

If I select 2nd option DigiKam opens but no photos are opened to be downloaded. No error message either??? How do I download photos from usb card reader to DigiKam in Mandriva. In other distros I just plug it in and it just works. Is this also a permissions problem? How to Correct???
Old 05-12-2008, 07:47 AM   #2
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I am only answering because I just got a usb reader for one a computer magazine.

1) if I disable go....if enabled /var/log/syslog shows amongst other bits

May 12 08:42:21 gs hald: mounted /dev/sdb1 on behalf of uid 500

where gs and 500 are normal user = non root user.

2) my /dev/ is 755 can be set in mcc/security/tune permissions

hope that helps


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