Alexander Pohoyda wrote:
Lowell Gilbert writes:

Alexander Pohoyda <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

Everything works perfect if the system is started with a memory card
inserted into the reader.

The problem arises when the system is started without the memory card
inserted.  Since the reader is built-in (permanently attached to the
motherboard), it is detected by the system at startup and no umass
device is created.  Inserting a memory card at some later time has no
visible effect whatsoever.

I'm using the 5.4 release.  Is there a solution for this?
USB handling would be better in a more recent release of FreeBSD, but
I think you should be getting the basic da(4) device, just not the
slices (which aren't there yet) if the medium isn't available at
boot.  Is that the case?  [I haven't done this in a while, and don't
have access to a card reader at the moment.]

Yes, exactly.  If no memory cards were inserted at the boot, only
da(4) devices are created and inserting/removing memory cards
afterwards has no visible effect.  This behavior is well known also
for external USB card readers, but those are easily
detached/re-attached which triggers their re-scanning.

I'm asking because Ms Windows somehow gets the insertion event and
mounts the memory card automatically.  So that is be possible.

Does anybody know how that is done?

There is a hack, but I can't quite remember it. I think it was "true > /dev/da0" to get devfs to reread the partitions and create the dev entires. I haven't been able to get to a reader to test it though. Test on a junk media card just in case I'm totally off base.

- Micah
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