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Bug 153264 - Media insertion into USB card reader is treated as removable drive instead of removable media
Summary: Media insertion into USB card reader is treated as removable drive instead of...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-volume-manager
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John (J5) Palmieri
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-04 09:17 UTC by Msquared
Modified: 2013-03-13 04:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-04 15:08:30 UTC

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Description Msquared 2005-04-04 09:17:26 UTC
Description of problem:

When inserting a CF/MMC/SD card into a USB card reader, it's treated as a
removable drive, not as removable media, and is mounted according to "Mount
removable drives when hot-plugged" rather than "Mount removable media when

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Whichever version shipped with FC4t1.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Preferences/Removable Drives and Media
2. Turn on "Mount removable drives when hot-plugged"
3. Turn off "Mount removable media when inserted"
4. Plug a USB card reader in
5. Wait for 30 seconds to let the system register the reader
6. Insert a CF/MMC/SD memory card
Actual results:

The CF/MMC/SD memory card is mounted.

Expected results:

The CF/MMC/SD memory card should not be mounted unless the "Mount removable
media when inserted" option was turned on.

Additional info:

Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-04-04 15:08:30 UTC
This is correct behavior.  Confusing but correct.  A USB card is a removable
drive.  DVD's and CD's are removable media.  Well a USB card in a USB reader is
actually both but for policy we keep it as a drive.  I'm going to patch it out
as one option and leave the two gconf keys for people who want finer grained
access at some point.

Comment 2 Msquared 2005-04-05 08:20:18 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)

> This is correct behavior.  Confusing but correct.

I can understand the technical reasons why it's correct, but it it confuses the
user then it misses the point.  There's no reason to create if there's nobody to

Oh well, a bit of a moot point if you're removing the distinction in the user
interface.  :o)

Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2005-04-05 15:16:35 UTC
The patch mentioned in comment 1 should go upstream too.

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