iPod nano can't be re-mounted unless it is physically reconnected

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Jun 18 00:42:33 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-06-17 at 21:14 -0300, Andre Costa wrote:
> Hi Kanwar,
> On Sat, 17 Jun 2006 13:02:30 -0400
> Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu <m3freak at rogers.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-17-06 at 11:40 -0300, Andre Costa wrote:
> > > I noticed that after I unmount it, /dev/sda2 disappears, and the
> > > only way I can get it back is through the unplug-replug process
> > > mentioned. Does this suggest a problem with my USB or hotplug
> > > backend configuration? Anyone experiencing this?
> > 
> > My digital camera turns off if idle for a few minutes.  When that
> > happens, I can no longer access it from my laptop.  I get around it by
> > just power cycling the camera.
> > 
> > Try turning the ipod off and on while it's still plugged in.  It's
> > effectively the same as unplugging and plugging it back in.
> Thks for the tips. It could be the automatic powerdown, indeed, but
> unfortunately that's not the case with the iPod. It is still on but
> Linux refuses to see it. My guess is that is has something to do with
> HAL daemon, because /dev/sda2 is only recreated when I "re-plug" the
> iPod. I have zero HAL knowledge to risk any other elaborated guess,
> though... any takers?
this worked for me in FC-4 but I haven't fooled with it since I went to

$ cat $/HOME/.gtkpod/gtkpod.out
sudo /usr/bin/eject /dev/sda2
sudo /sbin/modprobe -r sbp2
sudo /usr/bin/eject /dev/sda2

tail -n 5 /etc/sudoers
# Cmnd alias specification
Cmnd_Alias IPOD=/sbin/modprobe -r sbp2
Cmnd_Alias EJECT=/usr/bin/eject /dev/sda2
# User privilege specification
craig   ALL=(ALL) ALL


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