Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507484
There is no floppy in Fedora 11
Last modified: 2009-06-30 04:51:25 EDT
Description of problem:
My floppy drive is not visible in my new install of Fedora 11 (x86_64). There is no /dev/fd0. It's there on the same machine in Fedora 10.
I can remedy this with the following:
root# modprobe floppy
Now there exists /dev/fd0.
But now there are no hooks for mounting/unmounting floppies from the computer icon, or from the file manager. Or from the gnome menus.
(I can get command-line mounting to work by adding an appropriate entry to /etc/fstab.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm not sure which component, other than kernel for the missing module. But as for the mounting/unmounting widgets, I don't know if that's gnome or devicekit or what.
I could not find an existing bug on this, though there are a lot of complaints in various forums.
This looks like the upstream fix (untested):
floppy: provide a PNP device table in the module.
Same here. When can we expect the patch to be included in an updated kernel?
Nothing has changed in the kernel floppy driver between F10 and F11. And the referenced patch will only work if the machine provides a PnP entry for the floppy controller. Some do, some don't.
Why is this assigned to upstart? This is a HAL thing most likely. Perhaps udev, and /maybe/ in the absence of all hope, initscripts.
Awaiting clarification before I move it.
Pushing to udev. That being said... look into usb keys.
Would it be helpful for me to post anything from a listing (lshal?) or a log file? Perhaps from Fedora 10 on the same machine, which can see the floppy?
If it's just that the module is loaded on one and not the other, I'm not sure there's any lshal info that would help.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 503308 ***