Sometimes Ubuntu doesn't connect to my external USB drive

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Jul 30 19:41:53 UTC 2011

On 07/30/2011 05:56 AM, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> 2011/7/29 NoOp...
>> Still sounds to me like you have usb ports on the laptop that may be
>> voltage/rf sensitive. It's quite possible that the passive usb switch
>> simply isn't supplying enough power to satisfy your usb ports.
>> Is your wife's computer the same model and have the same version of Ubuntu?
> No, she has a desktop computer with Ubuntu 10.04 (I have Ubuntu 10.10).
> I also noticed that it seems that my laptop gets a bit warm, because
> the fan (fans?) are running most of the time, actually making more
> noise than her desktop machine, so maybe I need to get rid of some
> dust inside it. I guess this could be a part of the misbehaviour,
> couldn't it?

It's never too late for spring cleaning :-) And yes, I suspect that may

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