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Re: [SLUG] How do I automount CF card when PCMCIA adapter inserted?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] How do I automount CF card when PCMCIA adapter inserted?
- From: Martin Pool <mbp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 20:51:16 +1000
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On 7 Aug 2006, Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> <quote who="John Clarke">
> > I have a new (HP) laptop with Ubuntu 6.06. Most things just work :-)
> > I also have a PCMCIA compact flash adapter which works, except that I have
> > to mount the drive manually after inserting it. I'd like to have it
> > automount but having never played with PCMCIA on Linux I don't know what
> > to do to make it happen.
> > Would someone please point me in the right direction?
> It totally depends on your PCMCIA adapter. Some do everything fine, even if
> you're (un)plugging the CF itself. Some are fine if you're just (un)plugging
> the PCMCIA card. Some are totally h0rked (but a subset of those are probably
> I'd recommend filing a bug with as much information you can glean about the
> PCMCIA/CF adaper as possible.
What Jeff says is the right thing to do.
On the other hand... I had an old PCMCIA reader that was slow and tended to
make my machine crash, and on a good day made everything else very slow
while it's being accessed. I bought a Belkin USB 2.0 reader for about
$30 and it's *much* faster and more reliable, and can be plugged into
desktops if need be. Money well spent in my case. Maybe John's is