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i have tried to use my USB flash memory stick on linux and it isn't detected and mounted, is this because linux needs to correct USB drivers (USB 2.0)? where ...
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    USB 2.0


    i have tried to use my USB flash memory stick on linux and it isn't detected and mounted, is this because linux needs to correct USB drivers (USB 2.0)? where can i get these?

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    First off, what kernel do you run? You can check with "uname -r"

    IIRC, USB 2.0 has been in the kernel since 2.4.16 so if you're running a somewhat up to date distro, you should be fine.

    When I were to enable support for my mp3 player, I just enabled usbfs, scsi-emulation and their friends, plugged it in, checked what device it used (hint: /var/log/messages) and mounted it. It isn't that hard, and I'd guess all flashsticks use the same chipset, so it should run quite good.

    http://www.linux-usb.org is also a good place to check for information!

    Good luck

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    'When I were to enable support for my mp3 player, I just enabled usbfs, scsi-emulation and their friends...'

    now i dont think i've done this somehow, how can i do it?

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    Its done in the kernel configuration, depends on what kernel you are using, but in eg. 2.6 the stuff you wan't is in "Device Drivers -> USB support and ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support". enable scsi-emulation there

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriss
    First off, what kernel do you run? You can check with "uname -r"

    IIRC, USB 2.0 has been in the kernel since 2.4.16 so if you're running a somewhat up to date distro, you should be fine.

    When I were to enable support for my mp3 player, I just enabled usbfs, scsi-emulation and their friends, plugged it in, checked what device it used (hint: /var/log/messages) and mounted it. It isn't that hard, and I'd guess all flashsticks use the same chipset, so it should run quite good.

    http://www.linux-usb.org is also a good place to check for information!

    Good luck
    i am using kernel 2.4.18-14

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