Buffalo / Philips 241240 on opensuse 10.2

I have a buffalo usb cdrw drive that I cannot mount in opensuse 10.2
Under WinXP it is recognised as a philips 241240 drive but needs the Nero API to work as a writer.
How can I get this drive to mount in opensuse 10.2?

When I try to mount it this is the error I get.
“hal-storage-removable-mount-all-options-refused uid 1000”

Here’s what I get from a scan of my usb ports

farcusnet:~ # tail -f /var/log/messages
Jul 1 01:18:42 farcusnet kernel: sdc: assuming drive cache: write through
Jul 1 01:18:42 farcusnet kernel: SCSI device sdc: 28836 2048-byte hdwr sectors (59 MB)
Jul 1 01:18:42 farcusnet kernel: sdc: Write Protect is off
Jul 1 01:18:42 farcusnet kernel: sdc: Mode Sense: 00 8e 01 00
Jul 1 01:18:42 farcusnet kernel: sdc: assuming drive cache: write through
Jul 1 01:18:44 farcusnet kernel: sdc: [mac] sdc1 sdc2
Jul 1 01:20:25 farcusnet sudo: farcus : TTY=pts/2 ; PWD=/home/farcus ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/opt/kde3/bin/kdesu_stub -
Jul 1 01:20:26 farcusnet sudo: farcus : TTY=pts/2 ; PWD=/home/farcus ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/opt/kde3/bin/kdesu_stub -
Jul 1 01:20:46 farcusnet su: (to root) root on /dev/pts/3
Jul 1 01:21:18 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: USB disconnect, address 2
Jul 1 01:21:35 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
Jul 1 01:21:36 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: new device found, idVendor=0411, idProduct=001c
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: new device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=0
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: Product: MELCO INC. USB-IDE Bridge
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: Manufacturer: MELCO INC.
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: usb-storage: device found at 3
Jul 1 01:21:37 farcusnet kernel: usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Jul 1 01:21:38 farcusnet kernel: Vendor: Buffalo Model: DUB-P40G HDD Rev: 0113
Jul 1 01:21:38 farcusnet kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Jul 1 01:21:38 farcusnet kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdc
Jul 1 01:21:38 farcusnet kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
Jul 1 01:21:38 farcusnet kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete