No automount for USB devices

Donn donn.ingle at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 07:29:20 BST 2008


On Tuesday, 15 July 2008 02:47:30 Jeffrey Barish wrote:
> Since I installed 8.04, connecting a USB memory device (such as a music
> player) does not trigger an automount.  I used to get a dialog confirming
Eek! I hope it's not a problem with drivers being left out of Hardy or 
something wrong with your hardware.

You can get an idea of what's going on by using:
dmesg

Type that on the command line and scroll around looking for usb messages. Plug 
in your device and then type it.

I get stuff like this:
[186163.592000] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 
5
[186163.724000] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[186163.724000] scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[186163.724000] usb-storage: device found at 5
[186163.724000] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[186168.724000] usb-storage: device scan complete
[186171.800000] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access     T.sonic  310                   
PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[186171.800000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] 2039296 512-byte hardware sectors (1044 MB)
[186171.804000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[186171.804000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
[186171.804000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
[186171.808000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] 2039296 512-byte hardware sectors (1044 MB)
[186171.812000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[186171.812000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
[186171.812000] sd 4:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
[186171.812000]  sda: sda1

Which shows the device ends up on /dev/sda1, if you get stuff like this then 
there's a chance things can be fixed. If not then your system is plain not 
seeing the usb.

hthal,
\d



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