I can't mount my USB thumb drive or ipod -- no /dev/da*

Erin Sharmahd tuxgirl at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 11:03:20 PST 2006

> try kldstat and see if da.ko is listed. if it isn't, try kldload da
> the problem is that while the machine see the usb device attached, it hasn't
> loaded the driver for the disk, hence the absense of anything in dmesg about
> da0...
> good luck. oh, the module might not be called da.ko exactly, but it will
> have a
> similar name. i'm not at my fbsd box now.

I think you're probably getting to the right problem, but I'm still
having a few issues.  Here's what kldstat shows:

[amon-re conf] kldstat
Id Refs Address    Size     Name
 1   13 0xc0400000 63070c   kernel
 2    1 0xc0a31000 57c8     snd_ich.ko
 3    2 0xc0a37000 1d408    sound.ko
 4    1 0xc0a55000 2364     accf_http.ko
 5    1 0xc0a58000 a30c     if_iwi.ko
 6   16 0xc0a63000 568dc    acpi.ko
 7    1 0xc3079000 15000    linux.ko

I'm not seeing anything similar to da.ko there, but da.ko isn't right,
and in looking through what shows up when I hit tab after kldload, I'm
not seeing anything similar to it.
The interesting thing is, some things like umass are not listed in
kldstat, and yet I know that they're working.  Does that mean that
they're built-in instead of modules?  or what?  (sorry... i'm stll
really new to *bsd).

Anyway, if anybody knows what the actual name for the module I'm
looking for is, I'd appreciate it.  I'm also curious why it's not just
working automagically, like it seems to do for many people.

Thanks a ton!


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