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Bug 160604 - /sbin/ide_info missing, automount fails
Summary: /sbin/ide_info missing, automount fails
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 120486
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pcmcia-cs
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-06-16 00:19 UTC by Jonathan S. Shapiro
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-10-29 23:03:28 UTC

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Description Jonathan S. Shapiro 2005-06-16 00:19:24 UTC
I have a cardbus to CF adaptor. Under FC3, insertion of the adaptor (with CF
card) would cause automount and a new icon on desktop.

Under FC4, an attempt is made to do this, but it fails. An error is recorded in
/var/log/messages claiming that /sbin/ide_info was not found. "yum provides"
does not reveal any package that supplies any ide_info binary (though there does
appear to be a residual man page in japanese :-) Attempt to mount gets as far as
creating the mount point but does not actually do the mount.

Not clear if absence of ide_info is causally related to failure to mount.

If I log out and log back in, the icon still does not appear, but the device
*does* get mounted.

Comment 1 Jonathan S. Shapiro 2005-06-16 00:20:14 UTC
Hmm. On second thought this is *probably* an automounter issue. I put it here
because the complaint came from cardmgr. If I got it wrong, my apologies

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2005-06-16 00:49:45 UTC
I am sure this has nothing to do with missing /sbin/ide_info.
It is not used on FC4 and I have removed the call to it, so you
won't be seing that message in future versions of pcmcia_cs.

That said, perhaps something is not right with HAL or Nautilus
on your box. The automatic mounting must be enabled explicitly in
this dialog:
 Gnome menu -> Desktop -> Preferences -> Removable Drives and Media

That the device gets mounted at login is very strange.
Maybe David has any ideas...

What is the precise version of pcmcia_cs on your box, by
 rpm -q pcmcia_cs

Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2005-06-16 01:46:52 UTC
This might be bug 159748 which is about gnome-vfs not getting an event when
/etc/mtab - does mount(1) tell if the device is mounted?

Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2005-06-16 01:49:11 UTC
Btw, an update for gamin is available as an update

That might fix the problem if my guess in comment 3 is correct.

Comment 5 John Thacker 2006-10-29 23:03:28 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120486 ***

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