Bug 600523 - Sansa Clip MP3 player fails to mount in gnome; works perfect outside
Summary: Sansa Clip MP3 player fails to mount in gnome; works perfect outside
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gvfs   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-04 22:06 UTC by abrouwers
Modified: 2013-03-06 04:02 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 17:33:12 UTC
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dmesg from within gnome (1.03 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-04 22:06 UTC, abrouwers
no flags Details
dmesg outside of gnome (1.01 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-04 22:07 UTC, abrouwers
no flags Details

Description abrouwers 2010-06-04 22:06:43 UTC
Created attachment 421363 [details]
dmesg from within gnome

Description of problem:

First, I'm not sure if gnome-mount is responsible for this event, so I apologize if I mis-placed this bug.

I own a Sansa Clip mp3 player, which works very nicely with linux as a
mass-storage device, allowing to drag and drop files with ease.  After
plugging it in under gnome 2.30, the device (with a small display) locks up at "Writing," and I am forced to reset it.  dmesg displays errors, almost as if the kernel/udev do not handle the device properly.  However, when I plug the device in outside of gnome, or with any other WM or DE, the device is completely usable and the association completes as expected (output for each event attached).

I've confirmed this behaviour in both Fedora 12 and 13, but when booting a Fedora 11 LiveCD, the MP3 player mounts as expected.

I've also confirmed that the same laptop/cable/mp3 player work great within
KDE, xfce, and a few window managers (and without being in x.org all-together).

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Plug Sansa Clip (1gb) in under gnome.

Expected results:

MP3 player mounts and is accessible under gnome.

Comment 1 abrouwers 2010-06-04 22:07:05 UTC
Created attachment 421364 [details]
dmesg outside of gnome

Comment 2 abrouwers 2010-07-16 12:21:44 UTC
OK, with the help of David, I've figured out exactly what the problem is - gvfs-gphoto2.  For some reason, gvfs is declaring my Sansa clip as a camera device (some nice output here:  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29030 )

So, even after I hack a udev rule to set ID_GPHOTO=0, gvfs is *still* making a quick call to libgphoto somehow, and crashing gvfs-gphoto2 (or, seemingly removing usb-massstorage temporarily).  If I kill the gvfs-gphoto2 process and chmod a-x to it in /usr/libexec, plugging my MP3 device works perfectly.

I've contributed to an upstream bug report for gvfs, but it seems quite dead and inactive:


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