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    Default Why doesn't my thumd drive work?

    I am using a very modified version of suze 9, but the core operations are still basically the same. Im not a pro when it comes to programming, but I know a little. I just purchased a 1 gig thumb drive but suze didn't recognize it.

    So I went to the manufacturer's site and got the required device drivers. They installed fine, but when I plug in my drive, I can't access it. My computer shows the icon of local disk "j" but when I go to click it I get a message saying that the drive is disconnected and that a cable may be unplugged.

    Can anyone help? Could it have been my os tweaking?

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    Default Re: Why doesn't my thumd drive work?

    Have you tired another USB port? Sometimes a device doesn't play well in one port but will work fine in another. Couldn't tell you why this is, but it happens occassionally. If that doesn't help you, I'll have to turn it over to someone who is versed in Linux; I'm not.
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    Default Re: Why doesn't my thumd drive work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    Have you tired another USB port? Sometimes a device doesn't play well in one port but will work fine in another. Couldn't tell you why this is, but it happens occassionally. If that doesn't help you, I'll have to turn it over to someone who is versed in Linux; I'm not.
    Yes, that was one of the first things I tried, but it still doesn't work. Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: Why doesn't my thumd drive work?

    SuSE should mount it automatically (most newer distros do), but you can still mount it yourself, then add it to /etc/fstab later so it can auto-mount next time

    to mount it just type:
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/removable
    if the folder '/mnt/removeable' (or whatever you want to mount it to) doesn't exist, you will have to make it first
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    Default Re: Why doesn't my thumd drive work?

    Ok, I just tried mounting it manually and I got this, "Resources locked." That's not a standard message, so I figure it must be one of my very extensive modifications to the code somewhere.

    If I remember right, I added that message to pop up when there was a resource conflict. I checked and there is no resource conflict though.For whatever reason suse is saying this with my integrated USB. Do you think adding a USB adapter on the motherboard would fix the problem? Thanks.

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    I must admit that I am not a big fan of SuSE. They tend to do things... differently. Although, with Novell backing it now, I may have to just get used to it.

    Anyway, I'm not going to rant about that right now. sda1 was just an example. Try another number, such as sda2. But you may want to search a SuSE specidif forum for a better answer. It's quite possible that SuSE fubar'ed usb (in regards to other major distros).
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    Default Re: Why doesn't my thumd drive work?

    Quote Originally Posted by intellover
    I am using a very modified version of suze 9, but the core operations are still basically the same. Im not a pro when it comes to programming, but I know a little. I just purchased a 1 gig thumb drive but suze didn't recognize it.

    So I went to the manufacturer's site and got the required device drivers. They installed fine, but when I plug in my drive, I can't access it. My computer shows the icon of local disk "j" but when I go to click it I get a message saying that the drive is disconnected and that a cable may be unplugged.

    Can anyone help? Could it have been my os tweaking?
    Tweaking the OS can cause problems if you tweak the wrong items. What does /proc have listed for the usb device and what do you get from running lsmod?



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