hardy, and usb drives, does anyone have one that works?
sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Tue Jul 15 02:34:44 UTC 2008
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Karl Larsen wrote:
>> I doubt it. I use USB drives all the time under Hardy. I had problems
>> during one upgrade batch where it wasn't detecting the drives right away
>> at startup, and one daemon was coming up at first login with an error
>> about not starting (I think it was avahi). Even then I would log out and
>> wait a bit and log back in, and if that didn't work, unplug the drives
>> and plug them back in until they were recognized.
>> A couple weeks later another set up updates seemed to fix that problem.
>> Hardy before that didn't have that problem on my system.
>> If *no* USB drives are working for him I'd suspect cables or a problem
>> with the hardware in the CPU; has he tried other ports and/or a
>> replacement cable? Another possibility depends on whether he's using a
>> USB hub; if something plugged in to that needs more power and the hub
>> isn't being externally powered, there's all sorts of weirdness that can
>> result...drives dropping, data dropping, devices not working or
>> glitching out...
>> I haven't been following the thread, but these are some other
>> suggestions. My last one before bowing out would be to boot with
>> liveboot CD's of Ubuntu and other distros (since they won't screw up his
>> hard disk) and plug in the USB devices to see if they're recognized. If
>> it's a software problem with his configuration the devices should pop
>> right up, since these should be known-good configs. If they don't, it's
>> hardware-scopin' time.
>> Was this any help?
> A good question: is the computer a new one you purchased after you
> ran Gutsey?
> If new does the USB ports work?
hi sorry long to respond, opening a new store been on the road alot, not
home to do anything.
no, its not a new computer by any means. upgraded compaq desktop , maybe
5 yrs old, just use it for a mythbox in the living room. The usb drives
I plug in to 2 of the 4 usb ports at the rear. (known working) no usb
hub in use here. I can unplug the usb drive from the desktop and into
one of 2 laptops one with suse and the other with xp/hardy and it works
fine. auto mount, icon on the desktop, etc. Tried it with a mythbuntu
hardy cd, and it works ok there too. I hate to re install this damn
thing, but I need to use these drives eventually, 80 gig internal just
doesnt cut it with myth. I have zoneminder and myth working perfect now,
I think you all know how long that takes!!
I did just think of something though, I also have 4 usb webcams plugged
into the box as well (zm), that shouldnt matter right?
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