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satimis
22nd April 2006, 03:59 PM
Hi folks,

FC5_64

After plugin the USB thumb drive (USB flash stick), its LED light glows a while then turning off. The drive seems locked. However /etc/fstab does not have its entry. Neither "mount /dev/sdb /mnt" can mount it (/dev/sda is for SATA II drive).

Please advise where to find it. TIA

B.R.
satimis

JEO
22nd April 2006, 09:43 PM
you could try from a terminal window

ls /dev/sd*

if that doesn't show it then

ls /dev

You could also try
fdisk -l

or
ls /sys/block

if you still can't find it use the dmesg command and search for kernel messages regarding it.

Jman
23rd April 2006, 08:10 AM
Look in /media/

satimis
23rd April 2006, 09:42 AM
Hi Jman,


Look in /media/# ls -al /media/

total 16
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 22 2006 .
drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Apr 23 16:31 ..

The BIO of the motherboard ASUS A8N-VM detected it adding an item under;

Advanced --> USB Mass Storage Device Configure;

USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20sec]
Device #1 AvixePDU01_512 61G2.00.00
Emulation Type [Auto]

I also tried other options Auto/Floppy/Forced FDD/HDD/(CDRom)

None of them worked here. Without the USB flash stick inserted only
following items appeared there;

Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller mode [HiSpeed]
BIOs EHCI Hand-off [Enable]

After inserting the USB thumb drive they were still there.

# dmesg | grep usb

usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
usbcore: registered new driver libusual
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
SELinux: initialized (dev usbfs, type usbfs), uses genfs_contexts
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[<ffffffff802a8d8c>] (usb_hcd_irq+0x0/0x50)
usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 2-2: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft USB Wireless Mouse] on usb-0000:00:0b.0-2
usb 1-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-8: device not accepting address 3, error -110
usb 1-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-8: device not accepting address 4, error -110
usb 1-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 1-8: device not accepting address 5, error -110
usb 1-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 1-8: device not accepting address 6, error -110

I think FC5_64 can't detect it making it invisible.

B.R.
satimis

JEO
24th April 2006, 06:43 AM
usb 1-8: device not accepting address 6, error -110
<snip...>

I believe that error -110 means it is timing out, try lsusb (from rpm package usbutils) to see if usb 1-8 is the flash drive or not.

satimis
24th April 2006, 07:12 AM
Hi JEO,

Tks for your advice.

To my surprise after reinserting Gigabyte PCI-E card, GV=NX66256DP2
NVidia 6600 PCIE
256MB DDR II/128 bit

the Avixe Platinum USB drive detected by FC5_64 automatically on plugin

# dmesg | grep usb

....
......
USB Mass Storage support registered.
Vendor: AVIXE Model: PDU01_512 61G2.0 Rev: 0.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sdb: 983808 512-byte hdwr sectors (504 MB)
sdb: Write Protect is off
sdb: Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sdb: 983808 512-byte hdwr sectors (504 MB)
sdb: Write Protect is off
sdb: Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
sdb: sdb1 sdb2
.........

Previously I got lot of trouble in running FC5_64 with PC hanging. So I removed the PCI-E card and disabled onboard LAN, sound, etc. After solving the problem with FC5_64 now working quite stable, I enabled onboard LAN and sound and finally reinserted the PCI-E card.

The only difference discovered on inserting the card is on;

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

...
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge"
Option "HWCursor" "off"
EndSection
....

Before when the PCI-E card was on slot;

BoardName "nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600]"

I don't know whether without editing it will influence the performance of the card. I'll leave it a while to see what will happen.

B.R.
satimis

JEO
25th April 2006, 03:11 AM
You're welcome! Sounds like you had a conflict between the usb device and your (onboard?) video. Glad you were able to solve the problem.