I already did a search for Kingston, dtvp, encrypt, usb, vault, but didn’t get any interesting results. So I try it this way.
I own a Kingston DataTraveler Vault 4GB. This device has been set up on Kubuntu following the official manual and it works on Kubuntu pretty fine.
To use it on my main machine with Manjaro i3, I do
After entering my sudo-password there is a message “Can not detect DTVP device !!”
In PCMANFM the stick is shown, the unprotected part of course. But when pressing “eject” in PCMANFM or when entering
That is not normal, because nothing else crashes on my Manjaro machine.
Yesterday, for testing, I did a new initialize on the stick on Kubuntu. And there it works normal.
But under Manjaro i3 I cannot execute any of the programs on the stick, no “init” and no “forgot”.
lsusb and lsblk show, filtered for the stick, the following:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0951:1505 Kingston Technology DTVaultPrivacy30
sr0 11:0 1 100M 0 rom /run/media/daniel/DTVP30
Why not reformat with LUKS encryption? Is there something special about this proprietary software? I always delete stuff like that first thing on a new USB stick. This sounds like more trouble than it is worth.
reformatting would make my investment in this stick overfluid, you understand
I don’t want to. Also I could imagine there is some special hardware within this device.
Short: I want to use this device its supposed way.
I got your point on copying the tools into the system directories.
Well, I really like i3, it’s ultra fast and minimal. And I don’t have any problem working with it as long as anything is setup correctly. My scanner works, printer too, audio interface, external CD-ROM, normal USB sticks. I don’t want anything else.
There are always some issues, that makes it interesting
Nachlese, you are absolutely right: logging in on the stick makes a hidden device accessible.
I logged in into the stick on my tablet, Kubuntu, but that is not my main machine. You can see on the screenshot (wanted to upload but cannot find a function to do so) the lsblk -f output and the Partition Manager output. Now I could use it pretty comfortable like any normal stick. Everything is fine here, but still not on i3.
Screenshot lsblk -f shows the following: (sorry for the formatting, but wasn’t possible otherwise)