Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135976
Latest hal update no longer updates mountpoints or fstab for several of my devices
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:41:49 EST
Description of problem:
no longer creates mountpoints or fstab entries for my
floppy nor any of my usb-storage devices.
The udev does create the device listings by hal doesn't seem to be
updating the /media or /etc/fstab
Hal does see my ide cdrw drive.
/dev/hdb /media/cdrecorder iso9660,udf
floppy module is loaded and /dev/fd0 exists but no floppy fstab entry
or mount point.
Attached is a log from hald --verbose=yes --daemon=no
showing what happens when i attach a usb-storage device.
/dev/sda1 is created but no mountpoint or fstab entry.
-jef"so is the hal cha-cha one step forward two step backs..or two
steps forward and one step back...i shouldn't have quit that ballroom
Created attachment 105315 [details]
hald --verbose=yes output for usb-storage device insertion
This is caused by running the 2.6.8-1.624 kernel. Downgrading to an
earlier kernel, say .610, will make it work again. Alternatively, an
upgrade hal-0.4.0-3 package will appear in Rawhide tomorrow.
Installed hal-0.4.0-3 this morning using 2.6.8-1.624 kernel,
and the problem persists hal isnt creating a floppy drive entry for
me. I restarted the daemon to make sure. i even rmmod floppy
Maybe something else is wrong as well....
That's odd - few questions
1. Does hal-0.4.0-3 create the floppy drive on an earlier kernel?
2. Does hal.0.4.0-3 work with USB devices on the .624 kernel?
I'll get back and test older kernels as soon as im physically at that
Okay i got a chance to get back to the box....
I have a floppy device /dev/fd0
I have no floppy mountpoint nor fstab entry.
Problem is I have no idea which version of hal stopped handling the
I plugin the usb-storage keydrive and i get an sda1 device and
i get a mountpoint and fstab entry. Hey and i can write too it as
console user, so thats a nice silver lining.
the wife took the digital camera so i cant test the flash card reader
or the camera itself.
I'll boot back into -624smp and confirm im still seeing the
back into -624smp
my usb-storage device DOES work!!!!!!!!
still no floppy fstab entry or mountpoint.
This issue has been happening to me as well, using the 624 x86_64
kernel (I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor and an MSI K8N Neo2
Platinum motherboard.) With hal-0.4.0-2 and the 624 kernel, my floppy
device would disappear from /etc/fstab and there would be no mount
point in /media for it. This was also true of the 603 and 610 kernels
(again in the x86_64 arch.) Updating to hal 0.4.0-3 had the same
result with the 624 kernel.
Then I hand-coded an entry for /dev/fd0 in fstab, but removed the
'managed' option from the list of options:
auto noauto,user,exec 0 0
auto noauto,user,exec,managed 0 0
And this seemed to work great when I booted into the 610 kernel -- my
fstab entry for /dev/fd0 is preserved. I rebooted into the 624 kernel
and again my fstab entry for fd0 is preserved.
I am running right now kernel 2.6.8-1.610 on x86_64 and hal-0.4.0-3.
Also selinux is turned off. Entries for floppies are _not_ created.
I can observe that a floppy drive is accessed twice between
runlevel 1 and login prompt on runlevel 3 (it lights up) but
it does not have any further consequences. Does not matter if
a readable floppy is present in a drive or not.
CD-RW and a USB floppy (I do not have any USB memory stick right now)
are handled in an expected manner.
Running the 610 kernel and hal-0.4.0-3 on FC3-T2, the /media/floppy
directory is created and so is the /etc/fstab entry. Inserting a
floppy in the drive (external USB floppy on IBM Thinkpad T23 2647-5NU)
does not cause the floppy icon to appear on the desktop; that happens
only after I open "Computer" and double-click "External Floppy".
However, when I right-click on the Floppy icon either on the desktop
or in the "Computer" window, the "Format" option does not appear. I am
able to use dd to put install images for FC1 onto the floppy disk and
I am able to browse the files on the floppy. Just no "Format" command.
Same issue with floppy and my Zip (/dev/hdb4) - no fstab entries.
Reverted to 2.6.8-1.607 (610 doesn't work for me - kernel panic)
problem persists. Problem started appearing with develop't updates of
around Oct. 13
AMD Athlon 2100.
OK, I think this bug concerns the code I've added from comment 11 in
bug 133777 to detect whether a floppy drive really is present - I'll
debug this tomorrow when I get into the office because I need a
machine with a real floppy drive instead of just a controller. I did
test it on a Dell desktop PC before putting it in Rawhide but perhaps
the checks are a bit too restrictive.
Closing this as a duplicate of bug 133777 - discussion continues in
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133777 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.