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Hello folks - Guess this is a hello on my first post and a question:- I live in Oxford, England and am definitely a newbie to Linux although im getting ...
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- 11-11-2003 #1
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- Sep 2003
USB Memory Stick & Digital Camera Fight
Hello folks -
Guess this is a hello on my first post and a question:-
I live in Oxford, England and am definitely a newbie to Linux although im getting better ........ slowly ....
Eitherway, here goes ...
I have a USB Memory stick and a digital Camera which I connect through the USB -
My Laptop has only ONE USB port so I have to swap them over.
I can connect BOTH no trouble. Problem is once one has been mounted then I cannot unmount and then remount the other device. Something in Linux is stuck on the old device - any clue how I can determine what to do?
Also I just installed Debian 3 on my desktop machine and cannot mount my USB Stick at all -
Hotplugging is installed (I think) and DMESG is returning the USB messages which I think means that it can see the Memory stick -
I have tried cycling through various locations in /dev/ which worked on my Laptop and the Older RedHat I had installed on this same box but I cannot find the device !
Anyone know of some kind of auto mounting dev probe device that will scan your drives?
or something ...
Any ideas on this ?
- 11-11-2003 #2
where do you mount it?
do something like this:
lsof | grep mntpoint and you should get the pid and be able to close it.. Good luck
- 11-12-2003 #3
- Join Date
- Sep 2003
Hang on let me just narrow this down:-
So you are are saying that once I have mounted EITHER my Cam or Memory stick and then unmounted one of these with the intention of mounting the other one a PID is still remaining open in some fashion and it is this which is preventing the NEXT mount attempt with the new device from proceeding ?
(At work at the mo without my camera but I will be trying this as soon as I get get home)
- thanks for your advice !
- 11-12-2003 #4
No, not quite what I meant. If you for example are copying pictures from your mem.stick with konqueror ( just an example ) and you forget to close konqueror or it crashes or something, knowing the pid can help you clear up whats clogging up the mnt-point. It has happened to me a couple of times using a cdrom.
The second one, sorry don't know, try to log in the usual spots, like system logs, dmesg, etc