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I have a USB mouse, USB modem, and a Epson Stylus C80 printer (connected over USB). I can't get the USB modem working for various reasons, but I also noticed that with USB devices, that sometimes to fix a problem, I need to power down my laptop... not just reboot. This is true for both linux and winbloze.

I have a USB Mobile Card R/W from Maxell. It's a 6 in 1 Card reader that reads Multmedia Cd, Secure Digital Cd, Memory Stick Cd, Smart Media Cd, MicroDrive Cd and CompactFlash Cd. To get it to work you need the usb-storage module loaded into the kernel. You can check this with

[root@tiger root]# modprobe usb-storage
[root@tiger root]# 
Yay! It's there (try modprobe xxxx) to what happens if it's not there.

Now check that you have the files /dev/usb/ttyUSB*:

[root@tiger /]# ls /dev/usb/ttyUSB*
/dev/usb/ttyUSB0   /dev/usb/ttyUSB12  /dev/usb/ttyUSB2  /dev/usb/ttyUSB6
/dev/usb/ttyUSB1   /dev/usb/ttyUSB13  /dev/usb/ttyUSB3  /dev/usb/ttyUSB7
/dev/usb/ttyUSB10  /dev/usb/ttyUSB14  /dev/usb/ttyUSB4  /dev/usb/ttyUSB8
/dev/usb/ttyUSB11  /dev/usb/ttyUSB15  /dev/usb/ttyUSB5  /dev/usb/ttyUSB9
[root@tiger /]# 
You don't need all these files, but 

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Cameron Gregory