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    Citrix USB Drive mapping with Linux clients

    I'm having trouble getting usb drives to work in my Citrix sessions i have set drive mapping in the citrix client preferences so that drives G and H map to /media/usb0 and /media/usb1 respectively but they don't show in the session. These drives show permanently on the linux client but when i plug in a usb drive it appears as a different device.

    Can anyone suggest what i've missed?

    HP5735 Running Debian with Citrix 4.5.

    Thanks.

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    As you know, I don't have any of the t5735 but it sounds like you have set them up as I set mine up.

    Do the USB drives automount to those mount points (/media/usb0 and /media/usb1)? Those folders will always exist but will obviously be empty until you plug in a device.

    You could try manually mounting a drive and seeing if that mapping works in PS4.5.

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    The drives don't seem to automount to the mountpoints that i specified they seem to create new mount points.

    I'm not back in until monday so i'll have to take a look then.

    Cheers Ric.

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    How do i manually mount a USB device i've followed the link below but without much luck can i just enter it into fstab?.

    Cool Solutions: Manually Mounting a USB Flash Drive in Linux


    The odd thing is that although the drive appears to show as a seperate mount when i plug in the drive the window aouto opens and the title shows 'usb0 File Browser' so it seems to of mounted as usb0 but if i try to open the usb0 icon in computer i can't and still nothing appears in My Computer in the Citrix session.
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    you're not using cheap USB sticks are you?

    If you goto HP connection administrator -> citrix global config, I've done the same as you map a drive to /media/usb0 - which is actually a pointer to the real mount point, something like sda1 or some such (not technical with linux, sorry) but as the real mount point can and does change, setting HP connection administrator to use /media/usb0 will ensure consistency.

    Under preferences -> removable devices on the thin client, you can set the USB drive to automount (yes). You can also set whether you want it to autoload & autoplay (no - otherwise when they plug in a USB stick they will be presented the linux GUI, which you dont want if running the thin client in KIOSK mode). Set these preferences under the user account the KIOSK runs under. As long as your thin client is able to mount the stick, you should be able to see it as a mapped drive in your Citrix session.

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    I've got it sorted now cheers it wasn't a client side issue in the end.

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    I am having the same problem with the same HP models t5735- the client don't seem to rcognise the usb sticks- could you please let me know hopw you got it fixed. I am running terminal services through win 2008 enterprise server and win 2003 R2 active directory.

    Thanks for help in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    I've got it sorted now cheers it wasn't a client side issue in the end.

    Hi, could you tell me how you sorted this problem out.
    Thanks in advance for your hellp.

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    I'd be interested to know as well! We have ce5 pro Thin Clients and Server 2008 TS

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