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mirco
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card reader usb

Hi folks, I have a usb card reader. When I plug it on, in /var/log/messages I get:
localhost kernel: usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using address 6
but I can't mount it. I mean
mount /dev/sd(a)(1-4) /mnt/sda return
special device /dev/sd(a)(1-4) unknow. Some ideas?
Thank you.

Mirco

3 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
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Re: card reader usb

Your device is most likely not supported by your kernel.

Please tell us your Linux distribution and kernel version. It might be worth upgrading.

It also might be useful If you posted the brand name and manufacturer of the device.

Good Luck,

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xyko_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: card reader usb

Hi mirco,

are you running hotplug process in your server ?
When you run hotplug support, mostly on boot, this will provide you to automaticaly access any USB device that you attach to your computer. There are no need to manually mount the device.

See the documentation about that on http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/

Hope it helps.
Xyko
mirco
Occasional Visitor

Re: card reader usb

First of all, thank for your replay.
I'm using ubuntu 4.1 and the kernel version is 2.6.? The name of the card reader facturer is Trust. It works fine under windows (all of them), but I'm not able to get my photos under linux.
By & thanks

Mirco