On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 08:36:39AM +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 12:14 +0200, Dominique Goncalves wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:03 AM, Aniruddha <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > I'm trying to mount (USB) devices in KDE/Gnome automagically through
> > > dbus and hal. I added the following lines to /etc/rc.conf:
> > >
> > > dbus_enable="YES"
> > > hald_enable="YES"
> > >
> > > Unfortunately when I insert an USB (NTFS formatted) nothing happens.
> > > When I insert a (fat) sdcard  in my cardreader still nothing happens.
> > > I do think I'm missing something obvious, who know what it is?
> > 
> > Do a 'tail -f /var/log/messages' then insert your sd card and see
> > what's going on.
> > 
> > The HAL faq may be useful http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/halfaq.html.
> > 
> Thanks, I followed the faq to the letter and it show a dialog when I
> insert a USB stick. Unfortunately when I insert an sdcard still nothing
> happens.

Can anyone confirm that dbus and/or hald have anything to do with this?
(I thought those were specific to X...)

When attaching a USB device to a USB port, the kernel will notice the
device has been added and will do the proper enumeration.  For example,
when adding a USB hard disk or a USB pen drive, a umass device will be
found, then a daX device should be created (which is what you use to
access the disk; USB storage devices appear as SCSI disks).

But in the case of a USB device that's already attached to the bus, e.g.
one of those 7-in-1 card readers, I cannot see how adding a SD/MMC card
would cause the hard disk to suddenly show up.

You would need to run "camcontrol rescan 0", to cause the device to be
re-scanned for any media which was inserted.

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