[Kde-hardware-devel] Re: is eSATA working on Solid?

Lamarque Vieira Souza lamarque at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 15:24:35 CEST 2011

Em Wednesday 30 March 2011, Hugo Parente Lima escreveu:
> It's just me or eSATA isn't working anymore on Solid after the drop of HAL?
> My eSATA port is working and I can mount it by command line, but Solid
> doesn't tell me that the device was attached, what could I do to help you
> guys to solve the problem, i.e. if this is a general problem on Solid
> without HAL.

	That is a Linux kernel deficiency. Linux kernel does not advertise that a  
"e-sata" disk is removable, so unless the user overrides that information 
somewhere (udisks for instance) there is no way Solid can know that the disk 
is removable.

	Hal used to suffer from this problem too, but in a recent release they 
solved this problem using some heuristics/hacks to know if the disk is 
connected to an e-sata port. Unfortunately nobody has commited such heuristics 
for udisks. It is ironic that the old and obsolete hal recently fixed this 
problem but udisks has not :-/

	There are some patches for udisks that you can try:


Lamarque V. Souza
Linux User #57137 - http://counter.li.org/
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