Bah! I was trying to transfer some files to another computer using my USB key and USB was not working.
So it was back to modprobe...
I did a quick check using "lsmod" to see what USB modules were installed. Nothing under usbcore was. I did a "modprobe -l | grep usb" to get a list of available modules. I decided I needed usb-uhci (I have an intel based machine) and usb-storage.
In the output were the two lines:
I decided I needed usb-uhci (I have an intel based machine) and usb-storage.
"modprobe -i usb-uhci"
"modprobe -i usb-storage"
Unplug and replug a couple of times and it worked beautifully.
Still, I don't need to recompile my kernel.
Here is the lovely bit, I also saw this line:
Ooooooh... I feel a Lego robot project coming on. :-)
There is also this one:
I might try to webcam some of my robots.