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I have Slack 11 with kernel 2.6.21 and I tried plugging in a usb memory stick and it doesn't open? I like to know how to configure it to open ...
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    Question USB memery strick not opening?


    I have Slack 11 with kernel 2.6.21 and I tried plugging in a usb memory stick and it doesn't open?
    I like to know how to configure it to open when plugged in.
    Thanks in advance. fvs

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    Have you tried mounting it?

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    Fisrt you are using Kernel 2.6.21, how did you configure this kernel ? did you enable all the usb device support for it,and are you are using the udev ? please provide more information because i'm using the same kernel but never had any problem with also dbus and hal enabled for automoting all the usb devices.
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    Downloaded Kernel 2.6.21 and Kernel-modules from Slackware.com/packages and installed them with pkgtool.
    Not sure about enabling all the usbdevices for it?
    Not sure about udev?
    Thanks for reply.

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    No if it's from the slackware current so that's ok,
    make sure about your udev go to /etc/rc.d and do the following

    chmod +x rc.udev
    chmod -x rc.hotplug

    restart and you plug the device something new should appear in /dev most likely sda1 or hda1 try to mount it.
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    Tried the above no results yet, Check to see if my fstab is right,


    /dev/sda1 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto noauto,user,rw 0 0

    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user,ro 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,user,rw 0 0


    /dev/sda1 /mnt/memory auto users,rw 0 0



    I think some how that it's not right? Thanks.

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    When you try to mount it what did you get as an output ? i think it's not sda1 since the sda1 it's your / reiserfs root partition
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    I tried to

    root@frank:~# dmesg
    nd.
    Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
    ntel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
    Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
    Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
    Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
    Iroot@frank:~# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    i82365 23136 1
    usblp 11392 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by fvs View Post
    Tried the above no results yet, Check to see if my fstab is right,


    /dev/sda1 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto noauto,user,rw 0 0

    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user,ro 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,user,rw 0 0


    /dev/sda1 /mnt/memory auto users,rw 0 0



    I think some how that it's not right? Thanks.
    I mean what you get when you try to do mount memory ? referring to your fstab there is something wrong since your root partition is /dev/sda1 and the removable media are /dev/sda1
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    root@frank:~# mount /dev/memory
    mount: can't find /dev/memory in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    root@frank:~#

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