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

Bastien Nocera hadess at hadess.net
Mon Mar 10 14:02:50 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 18:13 +0000, Sam Morris wrote:
> 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
> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.22/+bug/105545>)
> causes HAL to ignore the CD drive.

That's wrong. There's a blacklist in the kernel for that. See:

It's even mentioned in the bug you linked. The quirk in the kernel tree
is supposed to poke the device into serial mode, from storage mode. Why
is that not working?

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