[kubuntu-devel] media:/ problems : what is a developer's perspective?

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 2 13:32:47 GMT 2006

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:34:31AM +0200, Donatas G. wrote:
> Hi, at kubuntu-users we have quite an elaborate discussion on media:/
> problems.
> The thread is called:
> how to disable media:/ feature?
> media:/ protocol fails:
> 1. to display hard disk partitions

Seems that KDE doesn't like our HAL setup (run without privilages).
Gnome uses a combination of HAL and fstab for listing devices so KDE
may need to be modified to do something similar.

> 2. to show contents of mounted floppies

Hmm, I'm sure it did last time I was near a floppy.  I'll take a look
next week when I have access to a floppy again.

> 3. fails to show unconnected cdrom /flash drives (I guess this is a
> feature, not a bug, but some complain about it anyway).

Yes, that's a feature.


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