hal-info: Do not mount the CD drive of the Huawei E220 USB HSDPA modem

Sam Morris sam at robots.org.uk
Mon Mar 10 11:13:22 PDT 2008

Package: hal-info
Version: 20080215-1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

The Huawei E220 is a USB HSPDA/GPRS modem. It appears to the computer as
a USB CD drive, on which are drivers for Windows systems. Of course, we
need no such drivers, so the CD drive is useless and annoying as it is
mounted by GNOME whenever a user logs in.

The attached patch (taken from
causes HAL to ignore the CD drive.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (520, 'testing'), (510, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

-- no debconf information
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diff -Nru foo bar
--- hal-info-20071212/fdi/preprobe/10osvendor/20-broken-usb-sticks.fdi.orig	2008-02-25 22:57:08.000000000 +0000
+++ hal-info-20071212/fdi/preprobe/10osvendor/20-broken-usb-sticks.fdi	2008-02-25 22:59:33.000000000 +0000
@@ -26,6 +26,12 @@
          <merge key="storage.media_check_enabled" type="bool">false</merge>
+     <!-- Ignore the Huawei E220 USB HSDPA modem -->
+     <match key="@storage.originating_device:usb.vendor_id" int="0x12d1">
+       <match key="@storage.originating_device:usb.product_id" int="0x1003">
+         <merge key="info.ignore" type="bool">true</merge>
+       </match>
+     </match>

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