Why is HAL being made the default when it's not ready?

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Fri Oct 31 13:27:35 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 12:43:34PM +0000, Chris Rees wrote:
> Or would you rather have to go to the Terminal and mount /dev/cdrom
> /mnt every time you want to read a CD?

Funny you say that.

Every since I upgraded to 8.04 LTS on a desktop when I connect
a usb stick or insert media I get "Invalid Mount Options" popup with
no log message I can find saying *what* mount options are invalid.

Oddly, my laptop with the 8.04 LTS works fine.  I've posted about this
a few times here and not been able to resolve.  So, yes, I kind of do
like going to a terminal and using mount as at least I can see it work
and know why when it doesn't.

I was now just reading


hoping to learn how hal (and gnome-volume-manager) works to mount (and
where its getting its "invalid" options).  I'm hopeful I can find
something linked on that page that explains how all the parts fit
together and I'll learn how to fix my desktop.

The magic is nice when it works.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org
Sent from my iMutt

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