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Re: usb device not recognised/mounted

Post by cmost »

Hi! Linux Mint Celena is based on Ubuntu Feisty, which reported some issues with automounting of USB mass storage devices. I still run Celena myself and I can report flawless handling of USB devices so far but in any case, let's see if we can figure this out... Before we go any further, have you updated any key files, like your kernel lately?

In a terminal, run
$uname -a
and post the output.

plugin your USB device and then open a terminal and run
and post the output.

Here are some things you can try that have been reported to solve the issue in Ubuntu Feisty. No guarantee it will work for you (if it screws up your system further, I can't take responsibility.)
In a terminal, run
$sudo aptitude reinstall hal hal-device-manager hwdb-client update-notifier hwdb-client-common ivman gnome-volume-manager hwdb-client-gnome gnome-power-manager

You can also try doing this; in a terminal (where sdb1 is the partition of your mp3 player - change to match yours!)
$sudo mkdir /media/usb_mp3
$sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb_mp3/

Speaking of that... you can go into /media and (as root) delete any folders that might represent your MP3 player. Then, plug in the device and see if new folder appears (and that the device automounts.)

I hope some of these suggestions have helped.
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Re: usb device not recognised/mounted

Post by dsmurl »

Well I still get this message since I installed mint 8. The volumes show up in the "administration>disk Utility" but do not auto mount. they do on my desktop computer but not on this new laptop I installed mint 8 on. it is an MSI A6000 with 4gigs of ram and the core 2 duo. Here is some logging info that I found but I still can't figure it out. I have auto mount set in gconf-editor also. Can someone help me out with getting my thumb drive and other usb drives to automount?

dsmurl@blue ~ $ dmesg
[ 414.184413] usb 1-7: USB disconnect, address 5
[ 416.110071] usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
[ 416.263664] usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 416.279710] scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 416.280952] usb-storage: device found at 6
[ 416.280956] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 421.280383] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 421.673334] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access Lexar USB Flash Drive 1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[ 421.674053] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
[ 421.677719] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] 7831552 512-byte logical blocks: (4.00 GB/3.73 GiB)
[ 421.679411] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
[ 421.679417] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
[ 421.679421] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 421.683412] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 421.683420] sdc: sdc1
[ 421.692414] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 421.692423] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
dsmurl@blue ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 05dc:a768 Lexar Media, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 5986:0241 Acer, Inc
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c03e Logitech, Inc. Premium Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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