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Bug 176517 - kudzu appears to "forget" about my floppy drive
kudzu appears to "forget" about my floppy drive
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-12-23 19:09 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-11 23:44:25 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2005-12-23 19:09:28 EST
Description of problem:

After recent series of updates, and kudzu seems to be the most likely
candidate unless avahi update to 0.6.1-3 has something to with it but
I cannot see how, my floppy drive does not show up anymore and is absent
from /etc/fstab rewritten by fstab-sync. CD drive is still there for some

If I will do an explicit modprobe floppy' then hal will  notice it, /etc/fstab
is updated accordingly and floppy is mountable again.  No such workarounds
were required previously.  This does not depend on which of few kernels
I am booting.

I have hal- installed on "11 Dec 2005 11:38:46 AM MST" and I believe
that I would observe if that update would be responsible for what is happening.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-06 14:25:31 EST
Does it correspond with a udev update, out of curiousity?
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2006-01-06 16:02:23 EST
> Does it correspond with a udev update, out of curiousity?

I cannot exclude that.  Things do change very fast.  An update to udev-078-2
happended on 2005-12-22 but it is possible that I did not notice that floppy is
gone until the next day.  In the meantime udev went up to 078-3 on 2005-12-26
and kudzu to 1.2.17-1 on 2006-01-04 but this did not change anything.

Recent changes to hal- mean that floppy is not mountable
anymore even after 'modprobe floppy'.  Although a floppy icon shows up in
a "Computer" window there is no floppy entry in /etc/fstab anymore,
as fstab-sync is gone, so clicking on that icon only generates error messages.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-06 16:41:38 EST
What do you have in /proc/driver/nvram, if anything? (you may need toload the
nvram module)
Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2006-01-06 18:18:20 EST
> What do you have in /proc/driver/nvram, if anything?

There is no /proc/driver/nvram.

> you may need to load the nvram module

Such module does not exist in rawhide kernels (although it shows up on FC4).

   cat /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/config/nvram.h

produces '#undef CONFIG_NVRAM' - so it looks like that this is on purpose.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-06 18:28:15 EST
x86_64, I presume?

udev bases loading the floppy driver off of the contents of /proc/driver/nvram,
which expects the nvram module to be around.

Punting to kernel for the moment, although I suppose this could end up in udev's
Comment 6 Michal Jaegermann 2006-01-06 18:50:04 EST
> x86_64, I presume?

Yes, indeed.  So udev works or does not depending on an architecture?  Nice!
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-06 23:39:17 EST
x86_64 has no nvram module ATM.
Comment 8 Dave Jones 2006-01-11 23:44:25 EST
fixed in current builds

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