Upgrade to Udisks 2.0 to get a working floppy drive?

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 21:06:27 UTC 2012

On 29 September 2012 20:20, John Hupp <ubuntu at prpcompany.com> 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

Super. Quite why floppy support is important to you beyond me (and
this is coming from someone who's preferred operating of choice [MVS]
still supports punched cards).

> Is there any reason not to upgrade in Ubuntu 12.04?  How do I do it?

Only you can decide if  you want to upgrade. Is it an important
machine - if so, duplex it and and upgrade in stages. dist-upgrade
should take care of things for you.


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