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Re: [SLUG] Problem with USB ports
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Problem with USB ports
- From: Alan L Tyree <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:04:51 +1100
- Organization: Sage Tutorial Systems Pty Ltd
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.
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