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Re: what is sitting on USB device?

On 10/23/18, Mark Copper <mcopper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 11:13 AM <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 11:03:05AM -0500, Mark Copper wrote:
>> > Trying to connect to a device, I get this error message:
>> What are you trying to do while this error show up? How does it
>> show up (e.g. desktop pop up, some log file...)?
>> > *** Error ***
>> > An error occurred in the io-library ('Could not claim the USB
>> > device'): Could not claim interface 0 (Device or resource busy). Make
>> > sure no other program (gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor) or kernel module
>> > (such as sdc2xx, stv680, spca50x) is using the device and you have
>> > read/write access to the device.
>> > *** Error (-53: 'Could not claim the USB device') ***
>> Things to try:
>>   - Issue (on a terminal, as root or sudo) "dmesg | tail", a short while
>>     after having inserted the USB device.
>>   - If the USB device poses as a storage device, issue "mount", to check
>>     whether something on your box (your DE, perhaps) has mounted the
>>     file system.
>>   - Look in /var/log/messages and/or /var/log/syslog (or however these
>>     things are called, should your init system be systemd: I'm not
>>     qualified for that, others will chime in, I guess).
>>     Note that USB devices can pose as different things "at the same
>>     time".
>> HTH
>> -- tomás
> The error is generated in response to this command:
> $gphoto2 --summary
> The camera is recognized properly in dmesg. But it might be relevant
> that the Chrome OS sees it as a storage device, and it's important not
> to treat the camera as a storage device if one wants to use the
> computer to control the camera. However, I cannot see that the device
> is actually mounted. (the output of "mount" has become so complicated
> these days...)

You made me choke on my coffee from laughing.. and the coffee's not
even done perking yet. :D

On a whim, I tried "mount | grep sdb3" > IT WORKS!!

Grep's turning out to be handy that way in a lot of cases that don't
always immediately come to mind. In that line above, grep returned one
line that properly reported how my /dev/sdb3 partition is currently

Cindy :)
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