Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159748
No icon for automounted devices
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:43:29 EST
Description of problem:
When I hotplug a USB storage device, I don't get any icon on the desktop even
though the device is mounted. Downgrading to gamin-0.0.26-1 make things work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gamin-0.1.0-1.1 and a Fedora Rawhide system fully updated Mon Jun 6 2005. Should
also affect FC4.
Always (also had a collegue (jrb) reproduce this).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to the GNOME desktop
2. Plug in USB storage device
There appears an icon in computer:/// in Nautilus for the storage device but it
isn't the one for a mounted disk
Icon in computer:/// should change to that of the storage device but in the
From a technical point of view, all this means that
/usr/libexec/gnome-vfs-daemon doesn't catch the change in /etc/mtab that occurs
when gnome-volume-manager is invoking mount(1) (and mount(1) updates
the /etc/mtab file). It's most likely a race condition of some sort.
Of course, there is the possibility that this is a bug with
gnome-vfs but since it works with gamin-0.0.26-1 (and fam before the gamin era)
I doubt it.
This was initially reported in bug 149199 since I mixed it up with another bug
report - Sorry.
To avoid getting into the technical intricacies of that one let's just
summarize as "dnotify sucks".
I think I have a fix in gnome CVS head, but it's a rather large patch,
I need to make a new release, that I will push as a FC-4 update as
we are freezed at this point.
*** Bug 160886 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 162968 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Daniel, I'm closing this as ERRATA since a version that fixed this is available
in Rawhide / FC4 updates. Hope that is OK.
Sure, thanks !