USB SmartMedia help needed

USB SmartMedia help needed

Post by Jim Gillogl » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 16:34:39



I'm a newbie with USB devices, and I'd like to get a SmartMedia
reader working.  It works fine under Windows on the same box, and
the card I'm using has DOS files on it.  I'm running 2.4.10-ac8
with nearly all the USB options enabled, and it appears to come up
fine and is sort of recognized during boot-up -- but is the "is not
claimed by any active driver" a problem?

Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel: hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned device number 2
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel: Manufacturer: DataFab Systems Inc.
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel: Product: USB SM
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel: SerialNumber: C4CBC71CCB
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel: usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x7c4/0xa103) is not claimed by any active driver.
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   Length              = 18
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   DescriptorType      = 01
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   USB version         = 1.10
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   Vendor:Product      = 07c4:a103
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   MaxPacketSize0      = 8
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   NumConfigurations   = 1
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   Device version      = 17.08
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:   Device Class:SubClass:Protocol = ff:00:00
Oct  8 00:17:05 suitcase kernel:     Vendor class

It also looks OK to me in /proc/bus/usb/devices:

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=07c4 ProdID=a103 Rev=17.08
S:  Manufacturer=DataFab Systems Inc.
S:  Product=USB SM
S:  SerialNumber=C4CBC71CCB
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=  0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=  0ms

But now what do I do?  Should this tell me which /dev/<foo> I should
be using to mount it?

Thanks!
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        Jim Gillogly
        17 Winterfilth S.R. 2001, 07:22
        12.19.8.11.6, 5 Cimi 4 Yax, First Lord of Night

 
 
 

USB SmartMedia help needed

Post by Dances With Cro » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:23:01


On Mon, 08 Oct 2001 00:34:39 -0700, Jim Gillogly staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
Quote:>I'm a newbie with USB devices, and I'd like to get a SmartMedia reader
>working.  It works fine under Windows on the same box, and the card I'm
>using has DOS files on it.  I'm running 2.4.10-ac8 with nearly all the
>USB options enabled, and it appears to come up fine and is sort of
>recognized during boot-up -- but is the "is not claimed by any active
>driver" a problem?
[snip dmesg]
>It also looks OK to me in /proc/bus/usb/devices:

>T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
>D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
>P:  Vendor=07c4 ProdID=a103 Rev=17.08
>S:  Manufacturer=DataFab Systems Inc.
>S:  Product=USB SM
>S:  SerialNumber=C4CBC71CCB
>C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
>I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)

                                                               ^^^^^^

Quote:>E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=  0ms
>E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=  0ms

>But now what do I do?  Should this tell me which /dev/<foo> I should
>be using to mount it?

A working, recognized USB device should have something there, like "hid"
or "storage".  Do you have the storage module loaded?  Usually this is
called "storage" or "usb-storage".  It's a long shot, but you should try:
   mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/somewhere
because USB storage devices are mapped to virtual SCSI devices, and this
is likely the first "SCSI" storage device in your system.  If this
doesn't work, you may wish to check out http://qbik.ch/ for links to
more advice about USB.  HTH,

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USB SmartMedia help needed

Post by Jim Gillogl » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:54:39



> On Mon, 08 Oct 2001 00:34:39 -0700, Jim Gillogly staggered into the
> Black Sun and said:
> >I'm a newbie with USB devices, and I'd like to get a SmartMedia reader
> >working.
> >It also looks OK to me in /proc/bus/usb/devices:

> >T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
> >D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
> >P:  Vendor=07c4 ProdID=a103 Rev=17.08
> >S:  Manufacturer=DataFab Systems Inc.
> >S:  Product=USB SM
...
> >But now what do I do?  Should this tell me which /dev/<foo> I should
> >be using to mount it?

> A working, recognized USB device should have something there, like "hid"
> or "storage".  Do you have the storage module loaded?  Usually this is
> called "storage" or "usb-storage".  It's a long shot, but you should try:

Yes, usb-storage is listed in /proc/bus/usb/drivers.

Quote:>    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/somewhere
> because USB storage devices are mapped to virtual SCSI devices, and this
> is likely the first "SCSI" storage device in your system.

This works fine for me with a different flash device, the Sony Memory
Stick r/w, but not with the DataFab SmartMemory r/w.  I'm starting
to suspect this particular DataFab model isn't supported.

Quote:> If this
> doesn't work, you may wish to check out http://qbik.ch/ for links to
> more advice about USB.  HTH,

I'll go look at it.  Thanks for the leads!
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        Jim Gillogly
        Trewesday, 18 Winterfilth S.R. 2001, 02:49
        12.19.8.11.6, 5 Cimi 4 Yax, First Lord of Night
 
 
 

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