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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3)
Description of problem:
for certain types of devices (e.g. removable storage) a key desire is
to see that it's being recognized by the system when added/removed.
in order to do that, currently, must quit and restart the hwbrowser.
wouldn't it be cool if there was a "refresh" button that would rescan
the currently displayed pane?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open hwbrowser
2. wait for display
3. add/remove hardware (e.g. insert a CF card with a filesystem)
4. drives pane is now inaccurate
Actual Results: it just shows the old information
Expected Results: there should be a way to rescan and see the
A refresh button wouldn't be too bad but the current codebase doesn't
make it too easy to implement that i.e. I probably wouldn't get around
to implementing that until after FC3 is final -- or even later as
there are other things with higher priority waiting.
Feel free to submit patches though ;-).
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
As of FC3/latest and hwbrowser-0.20-0.fc3.1 this would still be a useful fix.
This RFE has been open without action for a long time. Closing as DEFERRED to
reflect the actual situation.