Bug 234845 - Nokia E60 drive mode marked umountable instead of ejectable
Nokia E60 drive mode marked umountable instead of ejectable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2007-04-02 11:30 EDT by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 11:14:26 EST
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lshal with E70 connected (128.41 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-04 07:35 EDT, Patrick C. F. Ernzer
no flags Details
syslog output under Fedora 8 (2.69 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-04 06:41 EDT, Patrick C. F. Ernzer
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2007-04-02 11:30:32 EDT
Description of problem:
If one wants to remove a Nokia E60 that is being accessed as drive in nautilus,
one gets presented with 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect phone with USB data cable
2. select 'Data transfer' on phone
3. see device mount in nautilus
4. right-click device
Actual results:
entry 'Unmount Volume'

Expected results:
entry 'Eject' or automagically issuing an eject after umount.

Additional info:
issuing a manual 'eject /dev/sdb' makes the phone display 'Data cabe can now be
removed' as expected. Without the eject the user gets a warning message on the
phone about not disconnecting the cable until told to do so.

not sure if nautilus of hal is the right component for this
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2007-04-03 05:29:42 EDT
david, this is your thing.
Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2007-04-03 17:40:59 EDT
Patrick, you should be able to write a hal fdi file that merges

 storage.requires_eject = true

to the appropriate device file. It would look like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <match key="storage.bus" string="usb">
      <match key="@storage.physical_device:usb.vendor_id" int="0x0421">
        <match key="@storage.physical_device:usb.product_id" int="0x0434">
          <merge key="storage.requires_eject" type="bool">true</merge>

and you would put this in /etc/hal/fdi/information/10-nokia-e60.fdi. Then replug
your device and things should just work. Can you test this please? Thanks.

See also


If you have such a file and can verify that it works, I'd be happy to include
this in hal-info and it can be part of Fedora 7.

Switching to 'devel' since we're not going to update HAL in FC6 for this.
Comment 4 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2007-04-04 07:27:29 EDT
In response to Comment #3
yes, that works as follows:
Nautilus still says 'Unmount' but I do get an eject issued as the phones gives
the expected 'Data cable can be removed'. So this is good for inclusion.

On a side-note; I also tried this with a Nokia E70, seems it has a different
identifier as I did not get the 'Data cable can be removed' after unmount
through Nautilus. An eject /dev/sdb after umount made it appear.

lshal with E70 attached will follow
Comment 5 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2007-04-04 07:35:23 EDT
Created attachment 151647 [details]
lshal with E70 connected

as expected creating the following makes the E70 work:
# cat /etc/hal/fdi/information/11-nokia-e70.fdi 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <match key="storage.bus" string="usb">
      <match key="@storage.physical_device:usb.vendor_id" int="0x0421">
	<match key="@storage.physical_device:usb.product_id" int="0x0433">
	  <merge key="storage.requires_eject" type="bool">true</merge>
Comment 6 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2007-04-04 07:40:58 EDT
Addition to Comment #4:
I spoke too fast, there is a glitch.
The phone gets it's eject at the same time we display the 'Data needs to be
written to device' pop-up. By the time we display 'Device is safe to remove' the
phone has gone back into displaying data transfer mode on the screen.

In syslog I get:
Apr  4 14:36:24 bofferding-pcfe hald: unmounted /dev/sdb from '/media/1G4E60' on
behalf of uid 500
  (this is me unmounting through Nautilus)
Apr  4 14:36:50 bofferding-pcfe kernel: usb 3-1: reset full speed USB device
using uhci_hcd and address 37
Apr  4 14:36:56 bofferding-pcfe kernel: usb 3-1: reset full speed USB device
using uhci_hcd and address 37
  (this is at about the time the phone starts displaying the message again.)

Am I correct in assuming that there is something dodgy with the phone? After all
if storage.requires_eject was the problem I think we would have this issue
(ejecting before flush is done) with any ejectable storage
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 19:54:24 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
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Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
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The process we're following is outlined here:

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Comment 8 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-04-04 06:41:17 EDT
the described problem (device umounted but not ejected, doing manual eject after
umount helps) remains in Fedora 8 with


syslog output will be attached
Comment 9 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-04-04 06:41:52 EDT
Created attachment 300407 [details]
syslog output under Fedora 8
Comment 10 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-04-04 10:53:31 EDT
oh, NEEDINFO did not toggle, fixing.
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:13:30 EST
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Comment 12 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-11-26 11:14:26 EST
closing F10 has an eject entry.
(the fact that the 'data needs to be written' and the phone displaying 'can disconnect' are not in sync should go into a new bug.

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