Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160604
/sbin/ide_info missing, automount fails
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
I have a cardbus to CF adaptor. Under FC3, insertion of the adaptor (with CF
card) would cause automount and a new icon on desktop.
Under FC4, an attempt is made to do this, but it fails. An error is recorded in
/var/log/messages claiming that /sbin/ide_info was not found. "yum provides"
does not reveal any package that supplies any ide_info binary (though there does
appear to be a residual man page in japanese :-) Attempt to mount gets as far as
creating the mount point but does not actually do the mount.
Not clear if absence of ide_info is causally related to failure to mount.
If I log out and log back in, the icon still does not appear, but the device
*does* get mounted.
Hmm. On second thought this is *probably* an automounter issue. I put it here
because the complaint came from cardmgr. If I got it wrong, my apologies
I am sure this has nothing to do with missing /sbin/ide_info.
It is not used on FC4 and I have removed the call to it, so you
won't be seing that message in future versions of pcmcia_cs.
That said, perhaps something is not right with HAL or Nautilus
on your box. The automatic mounting must be enabled explicitly in
Gnome menu -> Desktop -> Preferences -> Removable Drives and Media
That the device gets mounted at login is very strange.
Maybe David has any ideas...
What is the precise version of pcmcia_cs on your box, by
rpm -q pcmcia_cs
This might be bug 159748 which is about gnome-vfs not getting an event when
/etc/mtab - does mount(1) tell if the device is mounted?
Btw, an update for gamin is available as an update
That might fix the problem if my guess in comment 3 is correct.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120486 ***