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    Unhappy my external hard drive doesn't show up

    I was using the same ext. hard drive on my laptop running ubuntu 13.04 and it used to work fine but today after i updated ubuntu......the hard drive doesn't show up in the side bar nither in home/

    for more details i am using this ext. hard drive:http://www.sony.co.in/product/hd-e1/sku/hd-e1_pc2+ww1

    i have checked this hard drive on my pc running windows7 and it works fine...........plz help

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    Re: my external hard drive does show up

    HiAbhimanyuAryan,

    Try finding out if your system detects your device, open a terminal session and type:

    Code:
     lsusb
    Post your results here.
    Boab1993

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    Re: my external hard drive does show up

    Quote Originally Posted by Boab1993 View Post
    HiAbhimanyuAryan,

    Try finding out if your system detects your device, open a terminal session and type:

    Code:
     lsusb
    Post your results here.
    this is what i got

    cooldudeabhi@cooldudeabhi-Studio-1450:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6407 Microdia
    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 054c:05bf Sony Corp.
    Bus 002 Device 005: ID 1bbb:0017 T & A Mobile Phones
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 413c:8161 Dell Computer Corp. Integrated Keyboard
    Bus 004 Device 004: ID 413c:8162 Dell Computer Corp. Integrated Touchpad [Synaptics]
    Bus 004 Device 005: ID 413c:8160 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 365 Bluetooth
    cooldudeabhi@cooldudeabhi-Studio-1450:~$

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    Re: my external hard drive does show up

    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 054c:05bf Sony Corp.
    That appears to be your external HDD, so it is being recongnised.

    Try typing
    Code:
    gconftool --set /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/devices_option  --type=int 1


    Into the terminal and see if it re-appears in the sidebar

    Boab1993

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    Re: my external hard drive does show up

    Quote Originally Posted by Boab1993 View Post

    Try typing
    Code:
    gconftool --set /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/devices_option  --type=int 1


    Into the terminal and see if it re-appears in the sidebar
    nothing happens i got this in terminal

    cooldudeabhi@cooldudeabhi-Studio-1450:~$ gconftool --set /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/devices_option --type=int 1
    cooldudeabhi@cooldudeabhi-Studio-1450:~$

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    Re: my external hard drive does show up

    Quote Originally Posted by Boab1993 View Post
    That appears to be your external HDD, so it is being recongnised.

    Try typing
    Code:
    gconftool --set /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/devices_option  --type=int 1


    Into the terminal and see if it re-appears in the sidebar
    mate i worked for me........but its too slow it showed up after 5 mins i connected it.......any solutions

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    Re: my external hard drive doesn't show up

    Unplug USB device, then monitor syslog using this:

    Code:
    tail -f /var/log/syslog
    After you start monitoring, re-insert the USB device, and wait for the 5-min time. Copy/Paste results back here.
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