Evening all. Wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the "Laptops" forum. Feel free to move it if necessary.
I've just come back to Linux via Fedora Core 6 and intend to make it my primary desktop operating system. So far, I've been pretty chuffed and, provided I get a few other things working properly I don't intend to return to Windows (I have 4 different consoles for games, thank you.). There's a few niggles around the fact that my laptop runs far warmer than it used to under XP, getting SAMBA shares working, video file codecs (I've got videos with some pretty obscure codecs), but I'm sure I'll figure that all out as I need to, it's not really important at the moment.
My major problem at the moment is getting my laptop's integrated memory stick duo reader to work. I have used Linux before (many years ago...), but I've never had to grapple with hot-swappable components or external storage before now (namely as I didn't own any!) so I have utterly no idea where to start figuring this out. The reason it's a major problem is that I haven't updated the songs on it for my phone's walkman in several days now!
I managed to get my USB2 drive working, but to be fair it was less about me having to configure/install things, but more about discovering that it's a bug in SELinux that prevents automounting. However now that I've disabled SELinux temporarily I can hot swap the drive whenever I need and it automagically mounts without a problem. I've managed to find a few guides on getting external SD/MMC card readers working, but it's obviously not the same for an integrated memory stick reader. I would assume that it is possible to hotswap memory sticks (as I can do with USB2 storage) and that it would mount in the same part of the directory structure that the USB drive does (/media), but there's no reaction at all when I insert/remove the memory stick.
Any help on where to even begin figuring this out would be appreciated....
Specs as follows:
Evesham Voyager 9 Laptop
512MB RAM, 1.7GHz Centrino, 80GB HDD, DVD+-RW, External 120GB USB2 HDD, ATi Radeon Mobility GFX card, All running on a fresh FC6 DVD install. The Memory stick reader in question is part of an integrated reader supporting multiple formats (MMC, SD, MS, etc), made by ENE Technologies (I think).