[kde-freebsd] Re: icon for optical disk

Max Brazhnikov makc at issp.ac.ru
Thu Mar 10 08:07:58 UTC 2011

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:07:41 +0200, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 26/02/2011 18:33 Andriy Gapon said the following:
> > Very minor issue really.
> > Whatever kind of optical disk I insert KDE 4 just shows its label, but
> > never a nice-looking icon.
> > Examples with a CD-RW disk:
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~avg/cd-noicon.png
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~avg/cd-noicon1.png
> > "TRANT rXXXX" is a label of an ISO filesystem on the disk.
> > 
> > Am I alone with this issue?
> I guess that I wasn't but everyone is too busy (embarassed?) to discuss
> this issue :)

I can't remember when I used cd last time, so I just don't bother about this.

> So it seems that the problem is between the solid library and our hal.
> In kdelibs4, in the file solid/solid/backends/hal/haldevice.cpp, there is
> the function 'QString HalDevice::icon() const' that returns an icon name
> based on information that hal provides about a device.
> The function expects that for optical disks "info.category" would be
> "volume" and "info.capabilities" would contain "volume.disc".
> But our hal gives "volume.disc" value in the info.category property as I
> can see with lshal.  And thus the match fails and an empty icon name is
> returned from the function.
> I've just double-checked with OpenSUSE installation that I have and their
> hal supplies the values that the solid code expects.
> BTW, the similar mismatch exists also for an optical drive itself.  With
> linux hal info.category is "storage" and info.capabilities contains
> "storage.cdrom", but with our hal info.category is "storage.cdrom".
> Not sure if the upcoming KDE 4.6.1 will be affected (i.e. if it still uses
> hal backend).  But I think that our hal is still worth fixing.

yes, Solid will continue to use hal backend on FreeBSD.

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