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Month: December 2010

Unmounted Floppy

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 19:41:04 -0800 (PST)
In KDE 3.5.10, with floppy drive polling explicitly disabled with HAL, the Unmounted Floppy icon appears on my desktop. This provides me a means to manually mount floppy disks. Yeah, once in a blue moon I still use floppies (I have some old computers with no USB support).

BTW, disabling polling stops the clicking sound.

With Trinity, the Unmounted Floppy desktop icon no longer appears. I presume this has something to do with polling being disabled.

I can get the Unmounted Floppy icon to appear by inserting a USB flash drive. This seems to refresh the desktop. But this lasts only for that session. Next restart of Trinity and the Unmounted Floppy desktop icon is gone.

Is this different behavior a bug or a "feature"?