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Re: [SLUG] Problem with USB ports


On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:54:04 +1100
Sonia Hamilton <sonia@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Chris Allen wrote:
> > I have a Dell system loaded with Hardy Heron.
> > The screen has 2 USB ports.
> > With Dapper drake they worked just fine.  Every time I plugged in a 
> > Flash Drive  or digital camera, an appropriate Icon appeared on the 
> > desktop (and in the places menu) for me to view and transfer data.
> > I have lost that since my upgrade to Hardy Heron. With the flash
> > drive I get no response at all.  The digital camera detects that
> > the PC is connected but the PC will acknowledge the camera.
> >
> > Can any one advise how to solve this problem?
> Start with tail -f /var/log/messages, plug in the device, see if it 
> gives you any insights.
> 
> Also lspci, lsusb.

I just had a similar problem on a Lenny installation. The problem was
permissions. Check under System -> Users and groups. Make sure that you
have permission to access external storage devices.

Alan


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