Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 512728
Firewire storage devices not understood by hal
Last modified: 2014-06-02 09:06:51 EDT
Description of problem:
Firewire storage devices, after having had the blacklist line commented out, are detected by the kernel, but nothing else. They are not mounted by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, at least with two different storage devices and two different laptops
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL5.4-Client-20090708.0 tree (i386 or x86_64) on a Dell M4300 or a Lenovo Thinkpad R400
2. Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire, comment out the line that prevents the firewire modules from loading, then reboot.
3. Plug in a firewire storage device.
Kernel correctly shows it, but it is not mounted.
Should be mounted and have a nautilus window opened for it.
Not a regression.
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
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