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Re: Which is my USB device?

Gustavo Seabra wrote:

> Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
>>I installed FC3 on my laptop and it has one USB port.  I plugged in my
>>digicam in that USB port and I want to mount it as a USB file system.  The
>>problem is that I don't know which device the USB port is associated with.
>>On my home computer, it is /dev/sdx, but I don't see those options in
>>/dev/ on my laptop.
>>That leads me to a general Linux question.  How are devices assigned?  One
>>of my computers assigned /dev/sdx to everything, hard drives, optical
>>drives, USB ports, etc.  Another computer assigned /dev/hdx to my hard
>>drives and optical drives, but /dev/sdx to my USB ports.
>>I also have a KDE question.  Is there anyway to automatically mount my
>>camera as a USB file system when it is plugged into my laptop?  Is there a
>>way to detect that it is a camera?  I don't want to mount *every* USB
>>thing plugged into my laptop as a USB filesystem...
>>Thanks for the help.
>     Take a look at 'man fstab-sync'. There you'll find instructions of
> how to define a *.fdi file and put it into
> /usr/share/hal/fdi/95userpolicy/ so that it will recognize your devices
> practically anyway you want it.
>     In my case, I have a camera and a usbstick. The usbstick was being
> recognized with a weird name, and the camera as 'usbstick'. Both
> appeared in /media when inserted, then I just had to mount them. To have
> them appearing with the right names, I made a fdi file for each
> (camera.fdi & usbstick.fdi) that redefined the names of each. Now, using
> KDE, I could put an icon in my desktop for each of these. When I
> double-click the icon, it automatically mounts the device (assuming it's
> connected, of course) and opens Konqueror with it.

Cool thanks for the pointer.  I'm actually on vacation right now and just
want to get some videos off my digicam...I don't really have time to figure
out this fstab-sync stuff.  I just need to know which device the dang USB
port shows up as in /dev/...any ideas?  =/

Thanks again.

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