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[vox-tech] USB confusion



I had an old eMachines computer sitting at my office doing nothing so I
decided to put it to work. I installed CentOS workstation on it this morning.
Now I have a fun little Linux machine for my personal use.

However, I more in mind than just building a playground computer. I had
some SATA drives that I wanted to mount in external USB 2 enclosures and
pull off some files. I plugged the enclosure into one of the USB ports on
the computer and no reaction. Nothing. So I started to doubt that the USB
was working, so I stuck in a thumb drive that I had. Normally, when I
stick my thumb drive into my Mac, there's a light that comes on and the
drive is mounted on the desktop. But once again, nothing. No lights, no
autosense, nada.

So how do I figure this out guys? If I do directory of /dev I see four
usbdev stubs (or whatever they're called) so I know that something USB
was installed. Where should I start?


-- Dave Spencer, PageWeavers
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