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Old 11-28-2004, 04:07 AM   #16
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Not sure if this is the same thing as you are talking about but we use a sony memory stick in our sony camera. Is this what you are talking about?

If it is we just plug the camera into a usb port and an icon appears on the desktop. We then just click on the icon to display the contents of the stick in the camera.

It doesn't sound as though that is happening for you though.

Even if it is not a camera memory stick, if it plugs into a usb port the principle should be the same.

Mandrake uses magicdev to automatically recognise devices like that so something is obviously not right.

Does it identify anything that is plugged into the usb ports or is it just the memory stick?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:41 AM   #17
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hi jk

thanks for the reply,

actually I have a Sony VAIO PCG-Z505JS machine. It has an in-built Memstick Slot which I was using quite comfortably on this machine (in my Windows days). Ever since i have switched to Mandrake 10.0, I am not able to use it. Being a newbee adds more complexity.

Anyways, this is not attached to the USB. Its in-built . Please let me know if you can help in this ?


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Old 11-28-2004, 05:10 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by atulhi
hi jk

thanks for the reply,

actually I have a Sony VAIO PCG-Z505JS machine. It has an in-built Memstick Slot which I was using quite comfortably on this machine (in my Windows days). Ever since i have switched to Mandrake 10.0, I am not able to use it. Being a newbee adds more complexity.

Anyways, this is not attached to the USB. Its in-built . Please let me know if you can help in this ?


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Atul
Ahhhhhhhhhh ok.

I looked at your previous post where you said you found it listed in the hardware section.

It says Module: Unknown

This is the module of the linux kernel that handles the device. It is telling you that it doesn't have or know of one.

You probably have to point it to the right device as suggested before by others in previous posts. e.g. /dev/blah blah blah

I gather you are using the download edition of mandrake 10.0?

There is a site you can go to called "linuxlaptops" that has reviews of heaps of laptops with various flavours of linux installed. You will probably find yours on there and would probably be your best way of finding out whether your memory sick is usable on linux.

Hope this helped

Cheers

Last edited by J.K; 11-28-2004 at 05:33 AM.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 05:29 AM   #19
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Found this for you, it has a section on memory cards on sony VAIO

http://sauvy.ined.fr/~brouard/sony/

Looks like there is some hope
 
Old 11-28-2004, 05:42 AM   #20
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I also found this line from someone who reckons their memory card works perfectly. Not from your exact model but still

/dev/sda1 /mnt/memory_card auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,exec 0 0

All these can be found in the linuxlaptop reviews so as i said before just go have a look and see what you can turn up
 
  


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