lost usb/dvd on gutsy->hardy upgrade

Greg Gamble gregg at maths.uwa.edu.au
Tue Jul 1 17:00:38 UTC 2008


Dear Kubuntu-ers,

A friend suggested thatmy problem was a hal problem and to look at:

  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=353412

While that didn't seem to help, following the thread took me to a
discussion of ivman, which wasn't installed ... so I installed it.
Anyway, now

  sudo mount /dev/sdb1

mounts my jumpdrive on /media/sdb1 and

  sudo mount /dev/scd0

mounts a DVD on /media/cdrom0. After this `mount' says

[...]
/dev/scd0 on /media/cdrom0 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/sdb1 type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,quiet,shortname=mixed,uid=113,gid=46,umask=007,fmask=0117,dmask=0007)

Anyway, I now have all the functionality I need this way, and I use umount
to safely remove them again.

Something (not sure what) brought up an icon `DVD (scd0)', but it doesn't
disappear when a DVD is umounted or ejected, and clicking on the icon
gives options such as `Open with Dolphin' (which works), `Eject' (which
doesn't⊇ and `Unmount' (which doesn't).

What happens when I click on either `Eject' or `Unmount' is a dialog box
comes up saying `Feature is only available with HAL' ... does that give
a clue as to what broke. I suppose something must have been overwritten
in a config file.

The icon `DVD (scd0)' is quite different to the one I had when I inserted
a DVD under gutsy.

Anyway, if noone has any further clues with this one, the manual mounting
approach is fine.

Regards,
Greg Gamble

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 04:54:34PM +0800, Greg  Gamble wrote:
> Sorry for the delay in reply Jonas,
> 
> I had tried to email several hours ago, but our mail server went
> down. Anyway, replies to your queries are embedded below.
> 
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 11:41:09PM +0200, Jonas Norlander wrote:
> > 2008/6/28 Greg  Gamble <gregg at maths.uwa.edu.au>:
> > > Thanks Jonas, Pablo and James
> > >
> > > I answer all your queries and give the outputs of your suggestions
> > > below. Is it better to do this in the one email like this? ... or
> > > answer each suggestion/query by reply to each email?
> > >
> > > Anyway, thanks ... I feel I'm moving forward a little.
> > 
> > >> Can you give us the output from
> > >> this command:
> > >> ls -l /dev/s[cd]*
> > >> ls -l /dev/cd*
> > >> ls -l /dev/dvd*
> > >
> > > $ ls -l /dev/s[cd]*
> > > brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11,  0 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/scd0
> > > brw-rw----  1 root disk   8,  0 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/sda
> > > brw-rw----  1 root disk   8,  1 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/sda1
> > > brw-rw----  1 root disk   8,  2 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/sda2
> > > brw-rw----  1 root disk   8,  5 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/sda5
> > > brw-rw----  1 root disk   8, 16 2008-06-29 00:18 /dev/sdb
> > > brw-rw----  1 root disk   8, 17 2008-06-29 00:18 /dev/sdb1
> > >
> > > $ ls -l /dev/cd*
> > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/cdrom -> scd0
> > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/cdrw -> scd0
> > >
> > > $ ls -l /dev/dvd*
> > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/dvd -> scd0
> > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2008-06-29 00:06 /dev/dvdrw -> scd0
> > 
> > Your DVD drive is recognized and all symlinks is there and pointing to
> > your DVD device and you can mount and you can mount a CD manually.
> > What kind of disc are you trying with? When you insert a
> > DVD-movie/Data DVD, Data CD or Audio CD do you get the pop up dialog
> > asking what you want to do with it?
> 
> I tried with a Data CD, but I don't think it matters. When I insert the
> CD, I don't get any pop-up dialog or icon as I used to and it doesn't
> get mounted under media.
> 
> > > Jun 29 00:36:05 banksia kernel: [  899.220250] usb 1-10: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
> > > Jun 29 00:36:05 banksia kernel: [  899.278488] usb 1-10: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> > > Jun 29 00:36:05 banksia kernel: [  899.278712] scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.451016] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     LEXAR    JUMPDRIVE        1000 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.452389] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 252928 512-byte hardware sectors (129 MB)
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.452766] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.454062] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 252928 512-byte hardware sectors (129 MB)
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.454388] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.454396]  sdb: sdb1
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.479620] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
> > > Jun 29 00:36:10 banksia kernel: [  901.479656] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
> > >
> 
> > It's finding your USB Jumpdrive and the partition on it and assigning
> > it to the sdb1 device, so all looks OK besides that your system wont
> > automount any removable media. 
> 
> What's the right way to mount my USB Jumpdrive manually?
> 
> > This looks more some kind of UDEV/HAL issues. Is UDEV and HAL installed? 
> 
> $ dpkg -l '*udev*'
> ...
> ||/ Name           Version        Description
> +++-==============-==============-============================================
> ii  udev           117-8          rule-based device node and kernel event mana
> 
> $ dpkg -l '*hal*'
> ||/ Name           Version        Description
> +++-==============-==============-============================================
> ii  hal            0.5.11~rc2-1ub Hardware Abstraction Layer
> ii  hal-cups-utils 0.6.13+svn86-0 CUPS integration with HAL
> ii  hal-info       20080508+git20 Hardware Abstraction Layer - fdi files
> un  hashalot       <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libhal-storage 0.5.11~rc2-1ub Hardware Abstraction Layer - shared library 
> ii  libhal1        0.5.11~rc2-1ub Hardware Abstraction Layer - shared library
> 
> > What groups are you member of?
> 
> $ groups
> gregg adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev scanner lpadmin admin netdev powerdev
> 
> I hope some of that info helps diagnose what broke.
> 
> Regards and thanks,
> Greg Gamble
> 
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  Regards,
  Greg Gamble <gregg at maths.uwa.edu.au>





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