F7 KDE USB Disk/Memory Stick Umounting
ja at jaa.org.uk
Thu Jul 5 17:05:27 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-07-04 at 23:38 +0200, Adalbert Prokop wrote:
> John Austin wrote on Friday 29 June 2007:
> > 1. Why are the two "identical" devices treated differently?
> I make a reasonable guess: that KDEs "fault". Those devices are not
> identical, they have different properties. You can look at them using
> hal-device-manager. KDE looks at these properties and invokes different
> hal methods over DBUS. In case of the memory stick it would be "Eject"
> and in case of the hard drive it would be "Unmount". It think so because
> I also have an USB memory stick and an USB hard driver and their hal
> method list is identical, but different methods are invoked on them.
I have managed to get hal-device-manager working and it does indeed
show differences between the USB Stick and USB Disk, in particular
info.addons Does not exist
> > 2. Is there an easy method of changing all USB sticks
> > to act the same as the USB Disk?
> I have some ideas but I had no time to investigate them further. I hope I
> will have in the near future.
> 1. Replace hal-storage-eject with hal-storage-unmount (in /usr/libexec)
> UGLY. And not update-safe.
> 2. Write a fdi file which either removes the Eject method from hal
> methods' list or let "Eject" point to "hal-storage-unmount"
> That would be my preferred method.
> 3. Somehow tell KDE to provide both options in the device's dialog:
> unmount and eject. That would be just perfect.
> > Its just annoying !
> I most definitely agree with you. :-)
> > Surely you don't have to dig into hal/udev to fix this
> About this I'm not so sure...
It is also noticeable that when using the USB Stick and
Safely remove is invoked then /dev/sdx1 etc are removed
leaving just /dev/sdx then this device does not work.
fdisk /dev/sdx fails to find the device
My knowledge runs out at this stage !!
Many thanks for the reply
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