On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 00:12 +0530, R.Ramkumar wrote:
The currently expected behavior of the GNOME 2.8 desktop on Fedora
3 is to pop-up a device when it is plugged in (eg. USB stick). But when
the user right-clicks and manually selects unmount, plugs out the device
and plugs it back in, it does not pop-up again. Instead, if the user
plugs out the device without an unmount notification to the desktop, the
desktop icon prevails and when clicked, generates an error.
What is the reason for this? ... and if there is a valid reason, how
does the user handle this situation more elegantly? After all, the user
might want to plug in the same device twice in a session.
Most likely you have one of the few devices that cause the usb-storage
module to hang on a syscall to the kernel when polling the device. This
in turn causes HAL to hang. This is "fixed" in the latest HAL on FC4 in
which HAL forks for each device it polls so if there is a hang it hangs
the forked copy and not all of HAL. Of course this is wasteful of
resources and the only real fix would be to fix the usb-storage module
or get the newer ub module running better.