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Hi Using SuSE 11.0 x86_64 I'm trying to connect my Sony Ericsson w580i as an external drive. I select 'File Transfer mode' on the phone and the output from dmesg ...
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    USB storage not mounting partition


    Hi

    Using SuSE 11.0 x86_64 I'm trying to connect my Sony Ericsson w580i as an external drive. I select 'File Transfer mode' on the phone and the output from dmesg leads me to believe that it gets as far recognising the fact that a USB drive has been attached, but it doesn't scan for its capabilities and so doesn't load the partition. So I have a /dev/sdi but no /dev/sdi1. Does anyone know how to force udev(?) usb-storage(?) scsi(?) to scan and load the partition? It works fine under Windows.

    Thanks in advance.

    Output from dmesg :

    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 21
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: configuration #2 chosen from 1 choice
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: scsi16 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb-storage: device found at 21
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: New USB device found, idVendor=0fce, idProduct=e089
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: Product: Memory Stick
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: SerialNumber: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: scsi 16:0:0:0: Direct-Access Sony Eri Memory Stick 0000 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: sd 16:0:0:0: [sdi] Attached SCSI removable disk
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: sd 16:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg8 type 0
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete

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    We have a similar problem where at times a LaCie USB drive does not show up in /proc/partitions. When this happens, we are unable to access the drive. To make matters even more strange, if the user disconnects the USB drive from the cable and not server, Suse does not register the reconnection event and the drive will be missing in hwinfo as well.

    We have been unable to find any way to force a rescan of the USB bus. Even after unloading everything related to the USB moduals and reloading them the device fails to show up.

    We have found that the only way to correct the problem is to disconnect the device from the server and reconnect it.

    I would like to be able to force a virtual disconnect and reconnect.

    We also have problems on our XP systems where cameras have problems from time to time when connect to the USB ports.

    This doesn't help much but your not alone.

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    Update/solved

    Seems like this is a hardware problem rather than anything to do with the Linux USB handling. I had to reinstall XP on my office PC (I'm a developer and something got screwed somewhere with the XP system dlls - best option is a reinstall) and when I tried to connect the phone before installing any drivers, XP couldn't/wouldn't recognise it as a USB mass storage device. When I installed the drivers, it would.

    I've email'd Sony Ericsson support to see if they can shed any light on the matter, I'll post if I find the solution.

    Mc

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    test this

    Quote Originally Posted by McToo View Post
    Hi

    Using SuSE 11.0 x86_64 I'm trying to connect my Sony Ericsson w580i as an external drive. I select 'File Transfer mode' on the phone and the output from dmesg leads me to believe that it gets as far recognising the fact that a USB drive has been attached, but it doesn't scan for its capabilities and so doesn't load the partition. So I have a /dev/sdi but no /dev/sdi1. Does anyone know how to force udev(?) usb-storage(?) scsi(?) to scan and load the partition? It works fine under Windows.

    Thanks in advance.

    Output from dmesg :

    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 21
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: configuration #2 chosen from 1 choice
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: scsi16 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb-storage: device found at 21
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: New USB device found, idVendor=0fce, idProduct=e089
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: Product: Memory Stick
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Dec 12 13:55:45 geekbrain kernel: usb 2-4.5: SerialNumber: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: scsi 16:0:0:0: Direct-Access Sony Eri Memory Stick 0000 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: sd 16:0:0:0: [sdi] Attached SCSI removable disk
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: sd 16:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg8 type 0
    Dec 12 13:55:46 geekbrain kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete
    Can you test this with root permisions?
    umount devicename
    eject devicename

    With regards

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