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Month: September 2012

The latest TDEHW report

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 10:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
Time for a new thread.

I have been beating myself up hard today troubleshooting some of the TDEHW quirks I have been reporting.

I believe we have two separate problems.

One is the "eject -T dvd" command stops working as soon as a disk is inserted. From what I gather online, this is a known bug and there is a patch. I haven't looked for the patch or tested.

I verified the "eject -T" problem exists in Xfce 4.10 and KDE 4.8.5 too. Thus, "eject -T" is broken one way or another.

The second problem is permissions. As root I tested Safely Remove with USB flash drives and Eject with an optical disk. The icons disappear for both, and the optical disk physically ejects. Although after the disk ejects the "eject -T dvd" command stops working until after I use the drive eject button. Then the "eject -T" command works.

I can't figure out what the permissions problem might be. I don't see any special suid permissions on any of the TDE bin files or the eject command. Could the TDEHW code cause this behavior?

Could pmount be causing this behavior? I never have used pmount before so I am a complete noob.