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Sometimes when I connect my kindle, it is not detected, only restart helps.
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My setup: Solus 1.2.1 fully updated with Budgie
Problem: Kindle mass storage is occasionally not detected by Nautilus or Calibre via USB until I will restart computer
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2nd gen

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Pat created this task.Nov 5 2016, 10:00 AM

In order to make this bug report actionable, please provide some details.

What version of Solus do you use? What desktop?

What are you defining as "detected"? Mass storage? If so have you tried looking in the Files application? (Nautilus/Caja)

What application isn't detecting it?

What model Kindle do you have?

etc.

Pat updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 5 2016, 1:56 PM

Sorry ikey i was a little unconscious. This bug happens from as far I remember. I'm not connecting my kindle very often to PC so it may occur more often than we might think.

OK but I still have no details

I added them into task description

Pat updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 5 2016, 6:52 PM
Espionage724 added a subscriber: Espionage724.EditedNov 6 2016, 7:20 PM

Does the Kindle show up as a MTP device? I believe I've had something similar happen with my Nexus 5 (MTP) once or twice, but didn't really think anything of it and rebooted.

Edit: I've also had this happen a few times with unrelated USB devices, namely USB flash drives and my drawing tablet. I believe it might be related to some software updating (I've noticed it happen whenever my computer has been left on overnight; I have automatic unattended updates daily), but I'm not really certain.

I have automatic unattended updates daily

We don't automatically install updates so I fail to see how that's applicable here.

I have automatic unattended updates daily

We don't automatically install updates so I fail to see how that's applicable here.

I'm not sure on any specific packages that would affect USB detection, but lets say a package called usb-detection exists on Solus and is used for USB device detection. If the package is updated, it requires a module reload or system reboot in order to detect devices.

I did automatic updates in the background, and because of the way I had it handled, I have no idea what was updated unless I checked some logs. So if the package usb-detection updated in the background and I didn't reboot, that would explain why some of my USB devices didn't work when I plugged them in until I rebooted.

I'm not really sure what would have caused the device detection to act strangely though. Package updates was just a guess.

DataDrake closed this task as Invalid.Dec 24 2016, 1:32 AM
DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

Automated updates would definitely account for the strange behavior. The update process does not reload kernel modules, so I wouldn't be surprised if detection broke from time to time.

Regardless, closing this due to lack of a response from the author. @Pat please let us know if you are still having problems and we might be able to help further.