can't open floppy disc

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Aug 11 03:39:42 UTC 2010

On 08/10/2010 01:45 PM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> Hi All,  I have a bunch of old word document 3 1/2 " Floppies I would 
> like to save them to a dvd.  I am trying to use a USB external floppy 
> drive to read them, but Ubuntu 10.04 can't read the floppies as far as I 
> can tell.   If I insert the floppy in the drive the lite on the drive 
> flashes a few times If I try to mount manually I get the following message.
> DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is 
> already pending    Does this mean the drive is mounted??
>      I opened open office word processor but can't find the floppy 
> drive. I thought I might be able to import them into Open Office or even 
> see them as icons.  The drive and floppies work in Xp. I thought I might 
> open them in XP using open office and save them as an open office file 
> does this make any sense?    Thanks for any help, Doug

This "fix" broke it again:

Back down to 1.0.1-1build1 and it will work.

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