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Re: [SLUG] Problem with USB ports
- To: Alan L Tyree <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Problem with USB ports
- From: Jonathan <jhhummel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 02:11:43 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 05:04:51 pm you wrote:
> 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.
Yeah, I have a similar problem. I've been getting around it by setting up a
mount point through webmin (something ubuntu hasn't had, and still doesn't
have in its repository for ages for some reason) Anyway, today I realised if
I simply made the folder it mounted to readable by all users, then "KwikDisk"
does a good job of mounting and unmounting.
Have a look though at the error message in dolphin/ Konqueror, mine said that
HAL was unavailable or something like that.