Device Notifier - Western Digital USB drive not recognised

Mr Fixit wamrfixit at
Wed May 6 18:24:34 CEST 2009

I'm not sure if this is an openSUSE problem or a KDE4 problem, so please excuse me if I have posted in the wrong area.

Since I updated to KDE4.2.2 my external USB drive no longer shows up in device notifier when I plug it in.

CDs and other USB memory sticks work perfectly, but not my USB drive.

The drive appears in Dolphin's list, and once I have clicked on it in Dolphin and entered the LUKS password, it then appears in the device notifier list.

The drive has only 1 partition, it is an encrypted (LUKS) Reiser partition if that makes any difference.

Another odd thing is that the drive automatically unmounts itself after use, ie I watch a movie from the drive, then when the movie is finished, the drive is automatically unmounted.  Even though I still have an open Dolphin window on the drive.

The device notifier plasmoid functioned normally before I updated from KDE 4.1 to 4.2.2.


KDE version 4.2.2 (KDE 4.2.2) "release 114"
openSUSE 11.1 64 bit (plain KDE4.1 installed version updated to KDE 4.2.2)Western Digital "MyBook" 1tg USB hard drive, lsusb shows - Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1058:1100 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
HP dv6645 Laptop
Kernel -

If you need anymore details, please ask as I am more than willing to help out if I can.


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