unreliable USB connections

Kenneth Wimer kwwii at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 22 23:30:18 GMT 2010

On Saturday 23 January 2010 12:09:16 am Chris Coulson wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 15:57 +0000, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> > I'm getting reports of USB devices not reliably being recognised when
> > plugged in by the system in Karmic.  Has anyone seen this?
> >
> > Jonathan
> Jonathan,
> Are the devices actually not being recognised reliably, or just not
> auto-mounting reliably? Is this specific to GNOME or KDE, or is it
> common across all desktop environments? Have you got any specific
> examples?

I have one drive which, when I plug it in and turn it on, mount it normally, 
reboot (without un-mounting) is almost *never* recognized. I have to unplug it 
and plug it back in every time I can remember.

It doesn't matter whether it is kde or gnome afaik, but I haven't tested it 
that much. Until now it was just an annoying attribute of one of my many 
external HDs. I've never had this problem with this disk on Win or Mac.


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