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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] The latest TDEHW report

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 13:02:11 -0700 (PDT)
> 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.

I found a patch that resolves the "eject -T" problem:

The patch works.

There remains a permissions problem. As normal user, from the command line, kdeeject fails but sudo kdeeject succeeds. With the former the icons won't disappear and with the latter they do.