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Old 09-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Steve Flynn
 
Default Upgrade to Udisks 2.0 to get a working floppy drive?

On 29 September 2012 20:20, John Hupp <ubuntu@prpcompany.com> wrote:
> The bug which kept floppy drives from working in udisks 1.x (included in
> Lubuntu) has been closed without a resolution. Developer or maintainer David
> Zeuthen advises upgrading to 2.0, in which which he says floppy drives work.
> See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30283#c26

Super. Quite why floppy support is important to you beyond me (and
this is coming from someone who's preferred operating of choice [MVS]
still supports punched cards).

> Is there any reason not to upgrade in Ubuntu 12.04? How do I do it?

Only you can decide if you want to upgrade. Is it an important
machine - if so, duplex it and and upgrade in stages. dist-upgrade
should take care of things for you.

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:35 AM
NoOp
 
Default Upgrade to Udisks 2.0 to get a working floppy drive?

On 09/29/2012 12:20 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> The bug which kept floppy drives from working in udisks 1.x (included in
> Lubuntu) has been closed without a resolution. Developer or maintainer
> David Zeuthen advises upgrading to 2.0, in which which he says floppy
> drives work. See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30283#c26
>
> Is there any reason not to upgrade in Ubuntu 12.04? How do I do it?

Well... 12.04 doesn't provide udisks 2.x, it only provides:
$ apt-cache policy udisks
udisks:
Installed: 1.0.4-5ubuntu2.1
Candidate: 1.0.4-5ubuntu2.1
Version table:
*** 1.0.4-5ubuntu2.1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386
Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
1.0.4-5ubuntu2 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages

And as you know, that doesn't work worth crap due to this:

<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/441835?comments=all>
[Clicking on floppy gives "no device media found"]

My recommendation is to simply create a shell file to:

udisks --mount /dev/fd0

Create a launcher to it[1] and forget about the nonsense from 441835.
Personally my time is much more valuable that bothering to contribute
to, or test, any more Ubuntu udisk bugs. You could of course putts
around & experiment with:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/udisks2
But I wouldn't waste time doing it.

Oh, and be aware that if you do mount the floppy via any method (udisks
--mount /dev/fd0) and decide to unmount it by right-clicking and
unmounting in Nautilus, you'll run into this bug that Ubuntu considers a
"Wishlist" bug:

<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/886327>
[Nautilus window closes when unmounting currently explored filesystem]

Doesn't matter if you have 4 or 5 tabs open in Nautilus that you've been
working with... unmount the floppy (or any other drive), and 'Poof'
Nautilus is gone, along with all of your work/tabs etc.

So, either use:

udisks --unmount /dev/fd0

or right-click the mounted desktop icon and unmount it there. Just don't
unmount it via Nautilus.


[1]

gedit MountFloppy
udisks --mount /dev/fd0
Save As: Desktop/MountFloppy
Right-click the file in Nautlaus|Properties and make it executable for
the owner. Done.





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