[CentOS] Automounter problem in C5.5?

Tue Aug 10 15:51:52 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Mark wrote:
> Last night I was having some bizarre problems with my USB ports.  I
> couldn't access one of my scanners, and when I started moving plugs
> around, it seemed as though I lost more peripherals.  For some reason,
> I did NOT lose the laser printer, but my one scanner and my
> scan/fax/printer disappeared and wouldn't come back.
> I figured it might be the automounter, so I tried plugging in a USB
> flash drive, and it did not get mounted either.
> I rebooted and the problem disappeared (duh).
> Questions:
> 1) I'm suspected this was an automounter failure - is that the most
> likely culprit?

Or a usb driver problem. Or (I hope not) a hardware problem.
> 2) How do I restart the automounter when it dies, or can I?  I've hit
> this issue before once or twice and only rebooting seems to make it
> right again.

As root, or sudo, service autofs restart