Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 153264
Media insertion into USB card reader is treated as removable drive instead of removable media
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:48:01 EDT
Description of problem:
When inserting a CF/MMC/SD card into a USB card reader, it's treated as a
removable drive, not as removable media, and is mounted according to "Mount
removable drives when hot-plugged" rather than "Mount removable media when
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whichever version shipped with FC4t1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Preferences/Removable Drives and Media
2. Turn on "Mount removable drives when hot-plugged"
3. Turn off "Mount removable media when inserted"
4. Plug a USB card reader in
5. Wait for 30 seconds to let the system register the reader
6. Insert a CF/MMC/SD memory card
The CF/MMC/SD memory card is mounted.
The CF/MMC/SD memory card should not be mounted unless the "Mount removable
media when inserted" option was turned on.
This is correct behavior. Confusing but correct. A USB card is a removable
drive. DVD's and CD's are removable media. Well a USB card in a USB reader is
actually both but for policy we keep it as a drive. I'm going to patch it out
as one option and leave the two gconf keys for people who want finer grained
access at some point.
(In reply to comment #1)
> This is correct behavior. Confusing but correct.
I can understand the technical reasons why it's correct, but it it confuses the
user then it misses the point. There's no reason to create if there's nobody to
Oh well, a bit of a moot point if you're removing the distinction in the user
The patch mentioned in comment 1 should go upstream too.