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    Default Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    openSUSE 11.2 - 2.6.31.12-0.1

    Possibly related to kernel update, but can't be certain.

    My USB memory devices show up everywhere as expected, except in any file manager, as root or otherwise.
    How do I restore access through file manager?


    p35s3g: # fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000da049

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 8924 71681998+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 * 8925 8929 40162+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 8930 8993 514080 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda4 8994 38913 240332400 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 8994 11604 20972826 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 11605 38913 219359511 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdc: 1024 MB, 1024966656 bytes
    32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 993 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc458ada3

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 1 992 999813+ 6 FAT16

    Disk /dev/sdb: 4045 MB, 4045406208 bytes
    104 heads, 39 sectors/track, 1948 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 4056 * 512 = 2076672 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf767f767

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 3 1949 3946496 b W95 FAT32
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    p35s3g: # ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
    total 0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-02-14 13:46 11da0810-cb03-47b6-afd3-61de61d09a96 -> ../../sda5
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-02-14 13:46 1bd1fe36-2c42-4e94-981a-2f723bceef7a -> ../../sda3
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-02-14 18:46 3819-DCC6 -> ../../sdb1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-02-14 18:46 3B69-1AFD -> ../../sdc1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-02-14 13:46 73143d49-3b56-4811-a55d-c7b275f87e50 -> ../../sda6
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-02-14 13:46 c03ba92e-6535-4098-bf54-c68dcfc4210a -> ../../sda2
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-02-14 13:46 D208C64108C623F7 -> ../../sda1

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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    Which GUI KDE, Gnome, other??

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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    It's KDE 4.

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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    Is it mounted? does it show up in Device Notifier?

    Can you manually mount it?

    type mount to see where it is mounted.

    Does it show up in Places?

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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    You may just need to reboot
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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    SO far, it seems that you have to use the "device manager" (sorry I am not in my KDE4 desktop right now) button. I have not managed to use my USB drives, unless I press device manager button and select an option from the list.

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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Is it mounted? does it show up in Device Notifier?

    Can you manually mount it?

    type mount to see where it is mounted.

    Does it show up in Places?
    I'm away from my Suse pc now, but when I tried to mount by cmd line /dev/sdb1 or sdc1 - it said not listed in fstab, mtab...

    Not sure what you mean by the term 'device notifier'.

    They show up in Yast Partition tool (and everywhere else you would expect) and I could add them to fstab, but I don't want to mount at boot.

    I did select 'Mount' in the partition tool as a test, but they still didn't appear in any file mgr.

    USB devices apparently do auto mount (hotplug) and were accessible in all file mgrs until recently - until after some updates.

    caf4926: I did reboot - even with the devices plugged in.

    If you want me to run some specific commands from shell, please list them and I'll do that when I get home this afternoon - thanks!

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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    removable devices are not mounted in fstab anyway

    You should format that device sdc to FAT32 for it to work properly
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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    removable devices are not mounted in fstab anyway

    You should format that device sdc to FAT32 for it to work properly
    As I wrote "I could add them to fstab, but I don't want to mount at boot." and "I did select 'Mount' in the partition tool as a test, but they still didn't appear in any file mgr."

    They both (sdb and sdc) worked properly on this 11.2 system prior to updates, and continue to work properly in my other opensuse box running 11.1/XP and on every windows machine I have access to.

    /sdb is a 4gb SDHC card in a USB adapter, /sdc is a Sandisk 1gb stick with factory partitioning.

    Any suggestions?
    thanks

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    Default Re: Can't access USB devices after updates 11.2

    You did not mention you desktop KDE or Gnome?

    device notifier is a widget in KDE 4 that notifies you when a device is plugged in. it looks like a terminal with a CD on top. If you run Gnome forget about it

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