[patch] usability of media:/ labels
thiago.macieira at kdemail.net
Sat Jan 29 23:01:11 GMT 2005
Martin Koller wrote:
>I'd like to propose that the label shown for a media:/ device starts
> with the unique name of the device instead of the more unimportant
> information what type of device it is.
>E.g. it shall show
> "sda1 - Removable Device" instead of
> "Removable Device (sda1)"
>OK to commit ?
No. I don't think that's a good idea.
For people like you and me who have many devices of the same type, it may
make sense. For most people, I imagine, they don't have that multitude of
For another reason, the device name could be very long, especially for
people using devfs (I believe that's Gentoo's default as well). Such
would be my case:
scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 - Removable Device
For the screenshot case in the bug report, we'd see
That is no good. If at all, this should be configurable. IMO, the device
*type* is more important.
For me, what's worse is that I have the same device mounted twice in
different mountpoints -- and kio_media doesn't let me tell one from the
other. Not that it matters much, though.
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