Hi all,

I used to be able to use USB flash drives and card readers and stuff like that...but for some reason I can't anymore! I'm not sure why.

For this test I'll use a flash card reader that I know works with a 1gb uSD card plugged into it that I also know works.

Code:
[nathan@ebisu ~] lsusb
...
Bus 004 Device 016: ID 05e3:0715 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 microSD Reader
OK, so it knows its plugged in...

Code:
[nathan@ebisu ~] dmesg | tail
usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 16
usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 4-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0715
usb 4-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=4, SerialNumber=2
usb 4-2: Product: USB Reader
usb 4-2: Manufacturer: Genesys
usb 4-2: SerialNumber: 000000009407
I don't see any errors in dmesg output...

Code:
[nathan@ebisu ~] sudo tail /var/log/messages
root's password:
Nov  9 22:41:00 ebisu kernel: usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 16
Nov  9 22:41:00 ebisu kernel: usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Nov  9 22:41:00 ebisu kernel: usb 4-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0715
Nov  9 22:41:00 ebisu kernel: usb 4-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=4, SerialNumber=2
Nov  9 22:41:00 ebisu kernel: usb 4-2: Product: USB Reader
Nov  9 22:41:00 ebisu kernel: usb 4-2: Manufacturer: Genesys
Nov  9 22:41:00 ebisu kernel: usb 4-2: SerialNumber: 000000009407
I don't see any error message in the syslog...

Code:
[nathan@ebisu /proc/scsi] cat scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: ATA      Model: ST3400620AS      Rev: 3.AA
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 05
Host: scsi6 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: BENQ     Model: DVD DD DW1640    Rev: BSRB
  Type:   CD-ROM                           ANSI  SCSI revision: 05
It doesn't show up as a SCSI device...

Code:
[nathan@ebisu /proc/bus/usb] l
total 0
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2009-11-09 22:48 .
dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 0 2009-11-01 08:46 ..
My /proc filesystem doesn't appear to have *anything* in the usb branch...

Here's my fstab, just for fun
Code:
[nathan@ebisu ~] cat /etc/fstab
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3400620AS_9QH03H3T-part1    swap    swap    defaults 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3400620AS_9QH03H3T-part2    /       ext3    acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3400620AS_9QH03H3T-part3    /home   xfs     defaults 1 2
proc    /proc   proc    defaults 0 0
sysfs   /sys    sysfs   noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug       debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs   /proc/bus/usb   usbfs   noauto 0 0
devpts  /dev/pts        devpts  mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
ark:/mnt/bigraid        /mnt/raid       nfs     rw,soft,intr,user,noatime,exec,async,nosuid,nodev,proto=tcp,retry=10,rsize=32768,wsize=32768 0 0
I tried the above with two other devices (a USB flash drive and an external HDD) with the same results: shows up in lsusb but doesn't mount a drive.

Any help would be appreciated!
Nathan