Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137540
USB key not recognized after Unmount and reinsert
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:11:20 EST
Description of problem:
Cannot access the USB 256MB key/drive after unmounting the first time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert key into USB port, "256MB Removable Drive" appears on Desktop
2. Right-click and Unmount the key
3. Reinsert the key in any USB port
"256MB Removable Drive" should appear on the Desktop
Attempting to manually mount the drive produces "special device
/dev/sda1 does not exist". Reloading the usb_storage and ehci_hcd
modules does not help either.
I've seen this too with kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3. It doesn't necessarily happen
straight away either - sometimes I've been able to unplug and replug a usb key
about twice before this kicks in.
The bad news is that this seems hose messagebus, which consequently hoses
nautilus when another user logs in. From here the chain of hosing tends to get
worse dragging performance into a pit.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.