Floppy not recognized and CD wrongly identified by media:/

Joerg Stadermann jstadermann at gmxpro.de
Thu Aug 2 09:22:47 BST 2007


I use the "Storage Media" kicker applett with HAL and it's working 
very well, with two exceptions:

The floppy is not seen in media:/.
The CD-ROM drive is identified as cd writer.

The output of lshal shows that the floppy drive is correctly seen 
by HAL and the cd drive is identified as cdrom.

I can put a device link for the floppy drive on the desktop.  

Maybe related to the problem with the cd: I have a DVD (/dev/hdc) 
and a CD-ROM (/dev/hdd) on the same IDE. Whatever is used first 
shows up as DVD, even if I insert a cd in the cd drive. I fixed 
this by putting corresponding .desktop files 
in  .kde/share/mimelnk/media, but I haven't found a way yet to 
force media:/ to identify my cd drive correctly. 

Slackware 12
KDE 3.5.7
Kernel 2.6.21 (custom)

Any ideas?

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