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#1 Sprinterdriver

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

Hi forum.

 

I have an old Acer Travelmate 630 (made in 2002) that doesn't have USB2 ports, only 2 usb1 ports.

 

Therefore I got a pcmia card (also several yers ago, around 2004/2005) that have 2 USB2 ports and 2 FW ports. Problem is - when I plug in any USB pen drives to the usb2 port of the pcmia card, it is not detected.

It doesn't matter if I insert the pcmia card before boot, or if I plug it in while Bodhi is running, same result.

 

Is this possible to fix ?

 

I'm not sure about the brand and model number of the PCMIA card is, I'm still a novice about Linux commands, but the lshw -businfo say this:

sprinterdriver@TravelMate:~$ sudo lshw -businfo
Bus info          Device      Class          Description
========================================================
                              system         TravelMate 630
                              bus            TravelMate 630
                              memory         110KiB BIOS
cpu@0                         processor      Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.
                              memory         8KiB L1 cache
                              memory         512KiB L2 cache
                              memory         1536MiB System Memory
                              memory         1GiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
                              memory         512MiB DIMM DRAM
pci@0000:00:00.0              bridge         M1671 Super P4 Northbridge [AGP4X,P
pci@0000:00:01.0              bridge         PCI to AGP Controller
pci@0000:01:00.0              display        NV11M [GeForce2 Go]
pci@0000:00:06.0              multimedia     M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio
pci@0000:00:07.0              bridge         M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge
pci@0000:00:08.0              communication  M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
pci@0000:00:0a.0  enp0s10     network        RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethern
pci@0000:00:0b.0              bus            VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 O
pci@0000:00:0f.0              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@1             usb1        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
usb@1:1                       bus            USB HUB
usb@1:1.1                     input          USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse
usb@1:1.4         scsi2       storage        DataTraveler 112
scsi@2:0.0.0      /dev/sdb    disk           7748MB SCSI Disk
scsi@2:0.0.0,1    /dev/sdb1   volume         7388MiB Windows FAT volume
pci@0000:00:10.0              storage        M5229 IDE
pci@0000:00:11.0              bridge         M7101 Power Management Controller [
pci@0000:00:13.0              bridge         OZ6933/711E1 CardBus/SmartCardBus C
pci@0000:00:13.1              bridge         OZ6933/711E1 CardBus/SmartCardBus C
pci@0000:00:14.0              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@2             usb2        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.0              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@3             usb3        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.1              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@4             usb4        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.2              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@5             usb5        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.3              bus            USB 2.0 Controller
usb@6             usb6        bus            EHCI Host Controller
pci@0000:02:00.4              bus            M5253 P1394 OHCI 1.1 Controller
                  scsi0       storage
scsi@0:0.0.0      /dev/sda    disk           60GB Hitachi HTS54106
scsi@0:0.0.0,1    /dev/sda1   volume         761MiB EXT4 volume
scsi@0:0.0.0,2    /dev/sda2   volume         13GiB EXT4 volume
scsi@0:0.0.0,3    /dev/sda3   volume         1953MiB Linux swap volume
scsi@0:0.0.0,4    /dev/sda4   volume         39GiB Extended partition
                  /dev/sda5   volume         2540MiB Linux filesystem partition
                  /dev/sda6   volume         5721MiB Linux filesystem partition
                  /dev/sda7   volume         31GiB Linux filesystem partition
                  scsi1       storage
scsi@1:0.0.0      /dev/cdrom  disk           CD-RW  CRX800E

At the time the command was executed, the PCMIA card was mounted, but no usb pen drive plugged into it. And I use an old 4 port USB1 hub to reduce wear on the computers two only usb ports.

 

 

[edit]

I realized that I should had the usb pen drive connected to the PCMIA card in the first place. Well, the USB@6 have to be the USB port on the pcmia card, so here I go moving the usb drive to that usb port:

sprinterdriver@TravelMate:~$ sudo lshw -businfo | grep 'usb@6' -A1 -B2
usb@5             usb5        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.3              bus            USB 2.0 Controller
usb@6             usb6        bus            EHCI Host Controller
usb@6:2                       storage        DataTraveler 112
pci@0000:02:00.4              bus            M5253 P1394 OHCI 1.1 Controller

What is weird is that it looks like OS can see the usb drive, but it cannot mount it automatically, and I don't know how to mount it manually - if possible.





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#2 Charles@Bodhi

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

Mounting a pendrive in terminal:

mount -t TYPE DEVICENAME MOUNTPOINT

 

TYPE= vfat ext4 or whatever it is formatted as

DEVICENAME= /dev/sdXY (the name it registered in your system)

MOUNTPOINT= the directory where you mount it so can approach it.

 

To find the devicename you can use the command ' dmesg | tail ' after you connected it. You should recognize it easily. If you have only one pendrive and your only hard drive (=sda) you can also use ' lsblk ' to get that info. The XY should be replaced with the correct drive letter and partition number, like sdb1 

To find the type use ' sudo parted -l ' where the filesystem is mentioned in the line with the correct partition number.

The Mountpoint can be any empty directory, up to you. Most common is a dir in /media but you can make a dir in your ~/ as well. The latter will not be owned by root but by the user. The command to make a new dir is ' mkdir /path/to/newname ' 

 

Note: I've put quotes around commands for easy reading, don't use them in the terminal.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

 

PS. I'm not sure about your linux knowledge so I wrote this for a beginning user, nothing personal.



#3 Charles@Bodhi

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:17 PM

Hmm, one other thing.

 

You should look up the settings for Places.

Menu > Settings > SettingsPanel > Files > Places

Make sure the line ' Mount volumes on insert ' is checked.

 

If not that might have caused your issue.

 

Enjoy,

Charles



#4 Sprinterdriver

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

Thanks, I'll try.

There is of coure one thing that I forgot to specify clear. When inserting a usb volume into the laptop native usb ports, it always works and it always appears in places with correct volume name. It is only when the usb drive is connected to the pcmia extension card, that it is not automatically mounted.

 

And my first post was a bit poor, because the codelines pasted from Terminal was done while the pen drive was inserted into another usb port and was working (auto mounted).

 

 

[edit]

Ok, there is more problems.  The lsblk command doesn't reveal sdb1 (as expected).

sprinterdriver@TravelMate:~$ sudo lshw -businfo | grep 'USB6' -i -A1 -B1
[sudo] password for sprinterdriver:
pci@0000:02:00.3              bus            USB 2.0 Controller
usb@6             usb6        bus            EHCI Host Controller
usb@6:1                       generic        Mass Storage Device
sprinterdriver@TravelMate:~$ lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0 55,9G  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0  762M  0 part /boot
├─sda2   8:2    0 13,5G  0 part /
├─sda3   8:3    0  1,9G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sda4   8:4    0    1K  0 part
├─sda5   8:5    0  2,5G  0 part /tmp
├─sda6   8:6    0  5,6G  0 part /var
└─sda7   8:7    0 31,7G  0 part /home
sr0     11:0    1 1024M  0 rom



#5 Charles@Bodhi

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

First time you had it visible using the usb@6:2 connection. Maybe your 6:1 connection is faulty?






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