USB (internally fixed) card reader questions

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at
Sat May 30 09:15:49 UTC 2009

On Saturday 30 May 2009, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:
> Hello,
> with 7.2, after I inserted a flash card, I generated a write request to
> the corresponding device (`true > /dev/da1` for example if it was a SD
> card). To change the card I found `camcontrole eject da1` usefull to
> prevent panics.
> With -current I can't update the label by `true > /dev/da1`, I get
> "device not configured".
> So my question is how do I correctly use flash cards in fixed (USB) card
> readers? Do I still have to use camcontrol eject before removing? How do
> I get hald working with umass devices?
> With 7.2, after the second insertion of the same flash card hal jumped
> in and I could mount it with Thunar. UFDs (USB Flash Disks, the "sticks"
> with USB controller) worked just form the start. After pluging in I
> could see the device in Thunar. Both doesn't work under -current any more.
> Thanks for any help,
> -Harry


dmesg and output from usbconfig would be appreciated.


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