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Month: September 2012

TDEHW Summary

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2012 23:05:41 -0700 (PDT)
Now that I have a Mounting tab I can see why we were not communicating fully in the previous thread. :-) I'm starting a new thread so we start on the same page.

With that dialog enabled, I now see you are using UUIDs in mediamanagerrc. I was unable to see that previously because without the underlying code being compiled that caused the missing Mounting tab, those features of TDEHW were not working. :-)

I don't know your TDEHW FIXME to-do list. So please accept my apology if I am covering topics you already know. :-)

* You already know about the problem of retaining the same icon label across different physical ports. Now that I have access to device-specific mounting options, I can see that mediamangerrc contains mounting options per UUID, but TDEHW remains confused about applying icon labels. From what I think I see after multiple insertions/removals of the same device across three different USB ports, TDEHW is assigning icon labels based upon device nodes rather than UUID. You mentioned in a previous post you saw the problem in the code, so I'll watch for a patch.

* Some features of the Mounting dialog are missing, which are reflected respectively in mediamanagerrc too. Here are some screenshots, the first set from a HAL system and the second set from TDEHW:



Missing features:

Generic Mount Options:
Filesystem Specific Mount Options:
  Flushed IO
  Mount as user
  Short names

Here is a mediamanagerrc set of HAL configurations:

flush=true                     --> Missing
quiet=false                    --> Missing
shortname=lower                --> Missing
uid=true                       --> Missing

Here are the same UUID settings under TDEHW:


* Safely Remove does not work. That is, using that option will unmount the device but does not remove the icon from the desktop.

* Eject does not work with CDs/DVDs.

* Icon appearance times remain weird, some fast, some very slow.

* Does TDEHW poll floppy drives? The floppy Mounting dialog (Unmounted Floppy icon) has a check box to mount automatically, but the option does not yet seem implemented.