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How do I enable Hot plug / auto mounting of USB Flash drives
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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 12:56    Post subject:  How do I enable Hot plug / auto mounting of USB Flash drives
Subject description: USB Flash drives not being recognized
 

I have installed Puppy Linux on my Toshiba Equium. However USB flash drives do not appear to be recognized. I have tried several different drives ( all of which are recognized almost instantly on both XP and Ubuntu) on all of the USB Ports.

I have also run / refreshed the "P Mount" tool.

Not directly related to this question but additionaly ...... how do I get Tap / Double Tap enable on the mouse trackpad ?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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tallboy


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 13:12    Post subject:  

Hi Arthur45.
If your Toshiba has USB3, you should take a look at this thread: New lappie, no Puppy.
Oh, and Welcome to the forum! Very Happy

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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 13:54    Post subject:  

tallboy wrote:
Hi Arthur45.
If your Toshiba has USB3, you should take a look at this thread: New lappie, no Puppy.
Oh, and Welcome to the forum! Very Happy

tallboy


Thanks for the fast response.

No, it doesn't have USB 3. It was made in 2004 / 5

Arthur
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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 12:41    Post subject:  

Any further advice would still be greatly appreciated.

Arthur
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 12:43    Post subject:  

Which Puppy version are you using?
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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 13:19    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Which Puppy version are you using?


Slacko 5.4 on the laptop in the original post.

Interestingly I am also have exactly the same issues on my Dell Inspiron laptop which is running Precise 5.4.3

Arthur
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 15:20    Post subject:  

Just to be clear - when you plug in a flash drive, you do NOT get an icon for it on the bottom row of the desktop?
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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 16:11    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Just to be clear - when you plug in a flash drive, you do NOT get an icon for it on the bottom row of the desktop?


No.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 16:19    Post subject:  

I am really surprised that you are seeing this on two different machines with different Puppies.

Try doing a fresh boot off the CD using the boot argument "puppy pfix=ram".
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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 16:26    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
I am really surprised that you are seeing this on two different machines with different Puppies.

Try doing a fresh boot off the CD using the boot argument "puppy pfix=ram".


OK - I will try this tomorrow and report back.

Thanks.

Arthur
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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 04:47    Post subject:  

I booted from CD using the argument "puppy pfix=ram" as suggested but, alas, without success.

Arthur
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 12:27    Post subject:  

The current Puppies's kernels should have the usb drivers ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd and ohci_hcd and usb-storage compiled into the kernel , so they should not need to be loaded .

I would take a look into /tmp/bootkernel.log if the FlashDrive is plugged into the 'puter at bootup, otherwise a
Code:
dmesg |grep -i usb
some seconds after plugging in could reveal something .

Other detection utility is the
Code:
probedisk

script to present current devices in the console that are recognized.

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Arthur45

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 15:49    Post subject:  

Karl Godt wrote:
The current Puppies's kernels should have the usb drivers ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd and ohci_hcd and usb-storage compiled into the kernel , so they should not need to be loaded .

I would take a look into /tmp/bootkernel.log if the FlashDrive is plugged into the 'puter at bootup, otherwise a
Code:
dmesg |grep -i usb
some seconds after plugging in could reveal something .

Other detection utility is the
Code:
probedisk

script to present current devices in the console that are recognized.


I will give this a try.

Danke.

Arthur
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toomanyquestions

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 16:21    Post subject: Auto mount flash drive
Subject description: Can I automatically mount the flash drive?
 

I'm trying to avoid manually using p-mount to mount my flash drives (Macpup 529). I am presently using efm and rox.

My goal is to automatically mount my flash drive, then shortcut the usb drive in /mnt/any_old_name to my home folder or desktop. ...I plan to replicate the process for a few different usb drives.

I tried adding the flash drive uids along with a potential path to fstab, nothing. Perhaps I made a mistake? I'd love to hear any recommendations...
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 23:46    Post subject:  

At times I've had problems with some usb drives not being detected (especially at boot time) and it can be helpful to force the usb hub to reboot.
This thread might suggest some ideas that might be worth trying:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81417
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