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#1 wimc

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:54 PM

All my memory cards (used for storage) will not work, they will not retain anything I add or edit, 3 totally different cards that I use all fail, regardless if fat32 or ntfs.

 

Any ideas?

 

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My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.




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#2 DOOMguy

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:35 PM

What about a simple copy using PCmanfm or your file manager?

 

Set up Places module to show the item on the desktop, especially when mounted.

 

Do a detailed list of the card's contents; it should show the timestamp after a successful copy, as well as the correct file size.

 

How were you able to format the cards--with gparted or something else?

 

If you know the path to the card, try this

 

echo 'this is nerd text' > /path/to/card/nerd.txt

 

and your file manager should show the correct timestamp to nerd.txt. Is the file size correct? Can terminology show its contents with

 

cat /path/to/card/nerd.txt. Do not eject the card without unmounting first; I have done a reboot myself followed by a WTF, so I cannot call it a 'newbie mistake'(I always blame it on a neighborhood linux prowler with  :ph34r: skills) 


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#3 wimc

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

Get an error message "Not authorized to perform operation" when unmounting. Any of the cards.

 

They used to work just fine, perhaps last 2 or 3 bodhi releases has some affect.

 

Anyway, opened up a text file and added random text, saved, took card out (without unmounting, cause of the error), then added card back in, nothing.

 

Tried windows xp formatter and gparted, nothing works on bodhi.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

If PCManFM is giving you the message when trying to unmount "Not authorized to perform this operation" it indicates that some other program has mounted your card.

 

Trying running PCManFM before inserting the cards, then insert them with PCManFM running.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

If PCManFM is giving you the message when trying to unmount "Not authorized to perform this operation" it indicates that some other program has mounted your card.

 

Trying running PCManFM before inserting the cards, then insert them with PCManFM running.

 

This is started not long, and the way I always been doing it was fine, since first time installed bodhi.

 

No difference.

 

Side note: the memory cards work as they should on my ancient windows xp pro visual basic dev machine.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:53 PM

Hmm, PCManFM uses dbus for interacting with other parts of the system and it uses gvfs for mounting.

If memory serves me well you need to install the package gvfs-bin to make pcmanfm function correctly, so it uses a mountpoint with user privileges for cards or usb-sticks you insert.

You better disable the setting in places for mounting during boottime because that makes the mounting in /media with sudo privileges and places can not handle unmounting that.

 

Check the directory /media for all entries of usb cards/sticks that exist and remove them to avoid confusion in the system mountpoints. Once you have stuff working the mountpoints should be created in /media/$USER/ ($USER = your-username).

 

Does lsusb show your cardreader?

 

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#7 wimc

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

Re-installed 4.1.0 (4.3.1 cd failed), fully updated to 4.3.1, anywho, it works, then failed again, now works again.

 

Played around with PCManFM volume management changing everything, don't know if that stirred up something or not.

 

Confused...


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


#8 DOOMguy

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:25 PM

Have a look at the logs.


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#9 wimc

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

How do I get the log?

 

Still have quite abit to learn, very slow process.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


#10 DOOMguy

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

Follow the cues these people have shared. Let them know what happens.

Run the commands like pcmanfm in a terminal; you will receive any messages (warnings, info, severe errors, and so on in that terminal) The application is called terminology. You can type that word in Run everything; don't forget the carriage return or Enter key.

You would be the perfect candidate for the Beginner's guide to Bodhi. There are a few videos to help you get acquainted with this OS; a search through the archives in this forum should show you how good you are with your search skills.

Or grab a dead tree book, with a linux CD or DVD. Your learning will be more organized, thorough, and you will know how to ask questions, or how to troubleshoot when problems like this arise. The DVD may not be Bodhi, but that shouldn't stop you.

 

There is indeed quite a bit to learn. Each of us here has been in your place once before.
 


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#11 wimc

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:53 PM

Been using Bodhi for quite sometime now, know some and there is things that I do not do, systems run extremely well, hate to screw that up.

 

And what I mean by very slow, refers to taking my time.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


#12 wimc

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:40 PM

Still working, have no clue what actually solved it.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


#13 wimc

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:25 PM

Been only 4 days, still working just fine. And I still have no clue what solved it.

 

Guessing best to insert card and mount it, usually click card to mount, when done using card unmount and then remove card.

 

Perhaps, not auto mounting helped, and also not taking out card without unmounting first.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


#14 Jayan Tashi

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

Nice knowing.


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