Why does hal think my USB devices are fixed?

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Oct 14 18:02:11 UTC 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Adam Vande More wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>       Fixed as opposed to removable.  hal used to see these USB
>       devices--USB memory sticks, memory cards in a reader--as
>       removable devices.  Which they are.
>       Same computer, same config that used to automount these devices
>       as removable, but now FreeBSD 8.0-RC1 and hal says they are
>       fixed devices:
>       org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed no <-- (action, result).
>       Is this be due to the USB system?
> It's a config option in /usr/ports/sysutils/hal

"fixed mountpoints" is off, but I think that's "fixed" as in "use the 
same mountpoint every time", not fixed as in non-removable.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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