Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198338
gnome-mount crashes on dvd insertion
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:46:06 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
"gnome-mount has quit unexpectedly"
just mount the dvd and display a desktop icon
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdd /mnt/dvd work just dandy. This bug has been listed for
some time.... gnome-live-disk has this working ... surely fedora can fix it
please fix this soon .... i am having all sorts of support calls for this bug
and it should be easy to fix ... surely
firstname.lastname@example.org you must be scratching you rhead over this .... some people
have this problem ... most people dont ... here is my results ...
I have a sony ddu-1611 dvd-rom ... firmware revisdion 1.0. I tried Ubuntu .. it
managed to mount the drive (with a DVD in it not a CD) . . but it decided it
was a usbdisk ... yes ... i thought that too .... so i investigated further,
being pretty sure that this is hardware related ... i reflashed the firmware in
the drive .... (this necessitated running Win XP unfortunately) ... now it works
I want to help .... can I send you anything from wotever is unhappy that you may
want to use in future for compatibilty? .. please tell me wot to send ....
cheers and beers
So this looks like a hardware issue though there might be something HAL or
gnome-mount can do so it doesn't crash or even works around the issue.
can people experiencing this problem try the gnome-mount package from rawhide on
FC5? You probably need to "rpmbuild --rebuild" the SRPM...
if it works, it's worth considering upgrading gnome-mount in FC5 also because
the gnome-mount is FC5 is terribly feature incomplete.
i would help if I could ... but now that i flashed the drive with the latest
firmware, there is no way back ... i cant find the orginal firmware
anywhere...for what its worth it was a Sony DDU-1611 DVD-ROM firmware version
GYS1 .. this drive is in fact can OEM Lite-on LTP-163 ... which i reflashed to
firmware version GDHJ.
if i caome across the old firmware i will flash it back and test the new
gnome-mount in raw-hide
I dont know if this helps ... but even ubuntu had a prob with this drive .. it
would automount as "usbdisk" and dissapear from the CDROM hardware list ... go
Does the drive work as expected with the new firmware?
The drive now functions perfectly with FC5 (both out of the box and updated).
Interestingly, Ubuntu's gnome-mount was able to mount the drive before it was
flashed, but it mounted it as /media/usbdisk ??? ... whereas FC5 gnome-mount
crashed. Maybe there is a clue there. I have an output from lshal (on paper only
unfortunately) but nothing stands out to me. You are welcome to a jpg of that
output and also of the current output with the new firmware.
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