View Full Version : [xubuntu] USB Support?

April 22nd, 2008, 09:15 PM
Does xubuntu support USB devices? I've tried to use my flash drive, mp3 player, and DVD drive, and none of them have been recognized.

Ironically, when I was running xubuntu from the livecd, it did recognize them...

What can I do to fix this?

April 23rd, 2008, 09:51 AM
USB devices are certainly supported. You can launch a shell with

Applications > Accessories > Terminal

Once you have a shell you can list the attached USB devices with


You can also generally see USB devices come online in the /var/log/messages file. If you are not getting any of this there is obviously a bigger problem.

April 23rd, 2008, 10:40 AM
My USB storage devices pop an icon right onto the desktop upon insertion. With Ubuntu & Xubuntu and this was by default.