On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 04:05:24PM +0200, Johannes-Maria Kaltenbach wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Roland Smith wrote:
> > > $ file -s /dev/da*
> > > /dev/da1:  writable, no read permission
> > > /dev/da2:  writable, no read permission
> > > /dev/da3:  writable, no read permission
> > > /dev/da4:  writable, no read permission
> >
> > Aha! you have a permissions problem. Try running the following commands
> > as root, with the device plugged in:
> >
> > chown root:wheel /dev/da*
> > chmod 660 /dev/da*
> 
> this doesn't solve the problem:
> 
> # ls -l /dev/da*
> 
> crw-rw----  1 root  wheel    0, 128 Oct 21 15:34 /dev/da0
> crw-rw----  1 root  wheel    0, 129 Oct 21 15:34 /dev/da2
> crw-rw----  1 root  wheel    0, 130 Oct 21 15:34 /dev/da3
> crw-rw----  1 root  wheel    0, 131 Oct 21 15:34 /dev/da4
> 
> but the output of file -s /dev/da* ist still as above:
> 
> # file -s /dev/da*
> /dev/da0: writable, no read permission
> /dev/da2: writable, no read permission
> /dev/da3: writable, no read permission
> /dev/da4: writable, no read permission

Looking into the source code for the file command, this is an indication
that the file command cannot open the files, even with the correct
permissions. 

I guess that this device has some quirks that need to be addressed in
the driver. Maybe you can find more help on the freebsd-usb list.

Roland
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