Upgrade to Udisks 2.0 to get a working floppy drive?

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Wed Oct 31 16:12:58 UTC 2012

I'm just experimenting with the 12.10 LiveCD, but I see that udisks 2 is 
apparently the default now, which means that floppy disks will now 
auto-mount when you try to open them in pcmanfm.  So for that, THANKS!!

But apparently this bug reported with Nautilus also applies to Pcmanfm: 

So if you explicitly unmount the floppy filesystem (and thesame thing 
happen with USB flash drives) with the eject button in the pcmanfm 
interface, pcmanfm closesaltogether.

This makes me wonder if the bug is properly attributed to both these 
file managers.  Perhaps something else is to blame.  There are comments 
about upstream/Gnome something, but I'm too newbie to grasp what that 
means, other than this issue is related to something else being worked 
on (or not) elsewhere.

In a quick read it did seem that someone was trying to mark the issue as 
moot/dead/solved/someone-else's-problem, so I added my name to the 
This-affects-me-too list.

On 9/28/2012 3:43 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> The bug which kept floppy drives from working in udisks 1.x (included 
> in Lubuntu) has been closed without a resolution. Developer or 
> maintainer David Zeuthen advises upgrading to 2.0, in which which he 
> says floppy drives work.  See 
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30283#c26
> Is there any reason not to upgrade in Lubuntu 12.04?  How do I do it? 

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