Device Notifier - Western Digital USB drive not recognised

Sebastian Kügler sebas at
Thu May 7 22:06:41 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 06 May 2009 18:24:34 Mr Fixit wrote:
> 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.

Please file a bug on The fact that you're using LUKS is probably 
more important than the brand (or do other LUKS encrypted device not show this 
sebas | |  GPG Key ID: 9119 0EF9 

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