Memory card reader (USB port) : ins and outs ?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Mon Mar 28 10:38:36 UTC 2005

> Could it be 'hotpplug" that creates the devices at boot, but fails to
> created them when the reader is hotplugged ? Can I force hotplug (or
> whatever service is in cause) to scan the USB ports to detect the
> reader ?

Hmmm, had a look at hotplug's man page. Seems indeed reponsible for
detecting the USB card reader (and anything) when it is hot plugged, not
only during boot. I tried to restart the service by hand, but it hangs
(well, after 2 minutes waiting at the command line, I eventually gave

What could be wrong ? In the man page, there is a web site URL, but it's
defunct apparently :o(


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