USB storage (Photo Frame) recognized but not mounted

Old(ish) Telefunken Digital Photo Frame, model DPF-7331,
openSUSE 13.2 64bits, kernel 3.16.7-35-desktop x86_64, KDE 4.14.9

The DPF should connect through USB2.0 as USB Storage, like a pendrive. When plugged in, dmesg reports:

 +22,128472] usb 3-6: new high-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
  +0,166234] usb 3-6: New USB device found, idVendor=1de1, idProduct=1101
  +0,000002] usb 3-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
  +0,000001] usb 3-6: Product: Digital Photo Frame
  +0,000001] usb 3-6: Manufacturer: actions
  +0,000001] usb 3-6: SerialNumber: 单䑂卉K
  +0,001377] usb-storage 3-6:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
  +0,000126] scsi11 : usb-storage 3-6:1.0

And the DFP screen shows the expected “Connecting to PC” message.

But no device notification, and it does not appear in Dolphin places nor in /etc/mtab.

Starting a windows VM running in the same machine, the DPF opens OK as Removable Disk, storage is accessible, so no hardware/connection issue.

How do I get oS/KDE to recognize and mount it automatically as it does with other USB drives?

P.S.: Just inserted a pendrive in the same USB port, KDE sees and mounts it normally.

Now that’s weird. I removed the DPF from the VM but didn’t disconnect the cable, and it came up normally in device notifier and in dolphin. Go figure???

Same thing today, DPF only recognized by KDE after connecting/disconnecting in a windows VM.

Any ideas?


Is the VM grabbing the device perhaps? I’ve had that happen with my Windows 7 host whereby VirtualBox grabs a usb device (eg mobile broadband device) and I have to kill it to gain control of it in Windows. (I could also just remove it from registered devices that I have configured in the VirtualBox settings as well.)

Hi Deano, thank you for replying.

Actually, it’s the other way around. Without a VM running (nor the VM Manager GUI open), the DPF is not mounted.

Only after starting a VM and mounting and removing the DPF in the VM, it gets recognized by KDE - regardless of the VM still running or not.

It’s no biggie, as I connect this thing once a year if all that. It’s just curious. As previously it worked on oS 12.x or earlier IINM.

I didn’t try it yet right after booting, before running any VMs. Mostly I use VirtualBox now but still run VMPlayer sometimes.

Will try on next reboot, not soon I suppose.