[Server-devel] School server on ARM related question: Systemd on fc17 doesn't see ethernet dongles or USB sticks

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sun May 20 03:16:10 EDT 2012

On May 19, 2012 8:22 PM, "George Hunt" <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> There are no entries in /var/log/messages or dmesg relating to my test
USB stick at /dev/sdb1, even though during the boot process, dracut sees an
8 GB sdb as well as the 132GB hard disk on sda that is the rootfs (so I
think the proper drivers are in the kernel). I'm playing with the trimslice
root fs and kernel snapshots available at

The USB issue was a timeout issue and was fixed as of kernel 3.3.4-5 so
make sure you're running that, else its likely something else.

> I also cannot configure an ethernet dongle, which the kernel doesn't
appear to respond to, when inserted.

Does it work on a f17 x86 device?

> Any pointers to documentation, or what modules's source I might study? I
don't really understand how HAL was replaced, or why there are no entries
in the kernel log.

Firstly you're better asking this on the fedora arm list as it's better
suited to generic arm hardware problems.

For the messages do they appear when you run dmesg? If so you need to
enable syslog. "systemctl enable syslogd.service" from memory and reboot.

As for the dongle it could be many and varied. If it's supported and all
the modules are there it should just work. Test it on am x86 box .


> Thanks,
> George
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