USB devices - howdoi?

Grumpy_Penguin grumpypenguin at qwest.net
Fri Jan 12 21:47:54 GMT 2007


On Friday 12 January 2007 14:08, Jeremy Anderson wrote:
> On Friday 12 January 2007 11:01, Donn wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is the opposite of a howto - it's a howdi :)
> > It's all about USB stuff.
> >
> > 1.
> > This might sound extremely daft, but how would I go about making a sound
> > play when I plug in a USB device and another when I unplug it?
> >
> > 2.
> > How do I get particular USB hard drives to *always* use the same mount
> > point? When I plug in my Maxtor (for example) I always want it to be
> > in /media/maxtor.
> > At the moment it's kinda done by 'magic'. I
> > see /media/sda1, /media/sdb1, /media/sdc1 and the mount point seems to
> > cycle upwards everytime I connect a new device.
> >
> > 3.
> > Have you noticed?
> > This happens quite often, I'll describe the steps:
> > a. plugin USB hdd. An icon appears on desktop name "120G Media"
> > b. I right-click it and choose "Mount"
> > c. It mounts fine.
> > d. I work with it. Later I unmount it.
> > e. I unplug and plug it in again - maybe I took drive away for a time.
> > f. The icon appears
> > g. I right click on it but there is no "Mount" option. It's just not
> > there. h. I must open a console and sudo mount it.
> > Sometimes what happens at point d and e is that something I do crashes
> > the usb system and I am forced to umount as root from the console. Then
> > when I try to remount from the icon, it's the same as g.
> >
> > That's the lot.
> > /d
> >
> > --
> > "You know, I've gone to a lot of psychics, and they've told me a lot of
> > different things, but not one of them has ever told me 'You are an
> > undercover policewoman here to arrest me.'"
> > -- New York City undercover policewoman
>
> for the mounting of the usb for now on you can follow these directions. 
> Don't forget to add the line into /etc/fstab
>
> http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-tutorials-howtos-reference-material/
>15776-how-mount-usb-flash-drives-linux.html
>
> flash and usb hdd should be the same results.
that one definitely goes in my reference folder



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