USB (internally fixed) card reader questions

Harald Schmalzbauer h.schmalzbauer at
Sun May 31 09:30:02 UTC 2009

Hans Petter Selasky schrieb am 31.05.2009 10:09 (localtime):
> On Saturday 30 May 2009, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:
>> Hans Petter Selasky schrieb am 30.05.2009 12:03 (localtime):
>> inform the kernel that there's a new media, so I have to issue a write
>> request to get the GEOM notified. This is not easily fixable, as far as
>> I remember some discussion at least one year ago.
>> But after GEOM knows about the new labels, hal still doesn't catch them.
>> First I have to pull out and reinsert the card.
>> Is that fixable?
> I think you have to ask some file system guys.
> Usually I use:
> cat /dev/null > /dev/daX
>> Do I have to use `camcontrol eject` before removing flash cards from
>> fixed readers?
> Depends on the firmware in the reader. Usually not.
>> Any hope for my UFD-hal problem?
>> Especially the "xptioctl: put "device pass" in your kernel config file"
>> error message seems very odd to me.
> Did you try adding "device pass" to your kernel config?

Hello, of course I have pass in the kernel, otherwise neither cd nor any 
other da device was working...



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