I have a Sony MP3 player which is a SOK-NWZ-B512F(B) model that couldn’t detected by OpenSUSE. I did try on other pen drive which is a Kingston brand, it is detected and a pop-up message mention that I have an USB drive connected.
May I know how can I solve this issue?
If it’s a usb device
Open a terminal and type: lsusb
what does it report
This is what I get,
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 for Business
Bus 007 Device 003: ID 0461:4d15 Primax Electronics, Ltd Dell Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 054c:04be Sony Corp.
Sony are known to be problematic
What kind of storage does it have? A actual HD or is it Flash memeory
May I know from the lsusb output, what does it tell? I saw the Sony word there, is my usb device connected?
That MP3 player consist of 2GB storage, it can store any data. Add on to this device is that if I have MP3 files in it, the device will be able to play the song.
I still couldn’t understand why the device is not auto mount? Hope anyone can help.
If you open a terminal, become su -
does it show
Thank you so much for your reply. I have my problem solved.
@caf4926:fdisk -l doesn’t show any info that is related to my Sony player.
I test my device on Ubuntu machine to check whether my device is still “alive”, interesting that the ubuntu machine able to detect it and auto mount to /mnt/media. After that I test it on my OpenSUSE machine, and it is working. Auto detect and auto mount to /mnt/media. I did check on fdisk -l this time, and my MP3 player partition shows there, it is FAT32. It just a magic. [so confusing why this could happen…]
Sometimes a device, if it’s used on windows can get dirty/corrupted. Especially if it wasn’t safely removed.
Where my son uses some of my flash drives and connects them to one of his windows machines, I often have to format the disk just to keep it working properly. Gnome disk utility is handy for that.
Of course your situation wasn’t quite like that, but it works now! Maybe you had done some updates in SUSE and didn’t reboot that were affecting it being seen. I dunno.