I have searced and read some problems that other people have, but their solutions didn't help me much, which brings me here to your mercy.
I have two USB sticks. One is Creative MuVo MP3 player that can be used as a stick also, and the other one is Sony MicroVault 2.0. When I insert them, I can hear a sound that HDD makes (kind of like scratching sound) which tells me that it found the drive, but it doesn't display it on the desktop. I can also see it when I go to System Tools > Hardware Browser
I'm using Red Hat 9 with GNOME v2.0. Clean install - no dual boots.