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Author Topic: Quick Question...how to access USB memory stick...[SOLVED]  (Read 4768 times)
Cariboo
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« on: October 02, 2008, 04:42:20 pm »

Hi all,

It may be silly, but I need help!
I bought a USB memory stick and I don't know how to mount/access it!
Installed OS: VL-5.9-std
Hardware: Dell Laptop Inspiron 2500
 Huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 04:46:16 pm »

You insert it to the USB slot on your laptop and an icon should appear on your Xfce desktop.  Click on the icon and a file manager will open (Thunar) with the contents of the stick.  Nothing could be easier.
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Cariboo
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 05:02:45 pm »

Thank you, caitlyn,

This was really easy.....

My mistake:
I had the Memory Stick already plugged in before booting the system.

(It was obviously not found at boot time, what I thought would happen..)  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 05:39:51 pm »

Are you using VL-Hot or HAL?
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 09:09:27 pm »

He's using VL-Hot based on his description of what happened.  That's a bug which I have reported to Joe1962.  It *SHOULD* be recognized at boot.  With HAL it would have been but HAL also polls the hardware continuously and negatively affects performance on older, slower systems like mine.
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CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1
Cariboo
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 01:47:04 pm »

Are you using VL-Hot or HAL?
The 'System Profiler' tells me that I'm using :
Kernel: Linux 2.6.22.19 (i686)
Distribution: 5.9 Standard GOLD built Dec-16-07
Sorry, I don't know what Hot or HAL means?
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 02:56:53 pm »

VL-Hot is a mounting tool by Joe1942, and HAL is a hardware polling service.  They both serve to simplify the device mounting process for users, however they differ greatly in functionality.  VL-hot is a great minimalist mounting tool for non-CD/DVD devices, however it seems there is a caveat when the device is plugged in upon boot (as you may have discovered).  HAL is a hardware polling service that constantly polls the system for new hardware, thus it is able to detect when a CD/DVD is inserted and mount it accordingly.  The drawback is that it is constantly polling your system for new hardware using resources to accomplish this.  On a system with plenty of resources you may want to enable HAL.  If you want your system to automatically mount your cd/dvdrom drive when you insert a disk then you should enable HAL.  If you want to save some resources and mount cd/dvd drives yourself then VL-hot is for you.  This explanation is very generalized and simplistic but serves to illustrate the point.  Others may be able to add more to the picture that I can ATM.

You can switch between the two by accessing:
VASM/Hardware/Mounter
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Cariboo
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 06:35:22 pm »

Thank you, newtor, for the detailed information.
To answer your question you asked the other day,
I checked VASMCC/Hardware/Mounter and found the recommended setting:
"VL-HOT"
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 05:51:29 am »

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I checked VASMCC/Hardware/Mounter and found the recommended setting:
"VL-HOT"

I think the highlighted mounter isn't necessarily the one that is selected.
Even if you're using HAL, when you go back to VasmCC, VL-hot will still be highlighted in blue.

But you can use it to choose one of the two. Switch to HAL if vl-hot is giving you problems detecting devices.
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Cariboo
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 05:38:00 pm »

I think the highlighted mounter isn't necessarily the one that is selected.
Even if you're using HAL, when you go back to VasmCC, VL-hot will still be highlighted in blue.
But you can use it to choose one of the two. Switch to HAL if vl-hot is giving you problems detecting devices.
I don't remember when I could choose between Vl-hot and HAL during the installation.
When there was this option, I certainly chose  vl-hot recommended for older hardware with less resources.
Thanks for the hint.
Cariboo

 
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