[bug] Hal does not know anything about my floppy drive

Ikke eikke at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Jun 18 12:01:53 PDT 2004

> > I was just assuming that floppy was not showing because we only show
> > mounted partitions but even after mounting my floppy drive it does not
> > show up.  A quick glance at hal-device-manager shows that it does not
> > have an entry for the fd0 device.  I am running the latest from CVS.
> Intentional, in the sense that the floppy drive is legacy hardware and
> not exported as a sysfs device on a bus.
> The block I/O layer in the kernel, however, does export a /sys/block
> entry so I suppose it could be done in a hack 'ala Joe's 'City of Lost
> Devices'.  Might make sense to do this because block device support
> (even for crap like floppy drives) is pretty important.
Indeed. Just hypothetic: is it possible to get a Hal event when a mounted
floppy is removed? I assume a 'floppy inserted' event is impossible without

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