click-click in floppy disk drive
freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Oct 24 21:31:08 UTC 2013
On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:26:52 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
> HAL is polling the drive to detect media changes. There are
> configuration files to that can be modified to tell HAL to ignore the
> device. Others can probably offer more advice on that.
The information is provided here:
> I've been
> HAL-free for the last couple of years with xfce4.
I know how that feels. :-)
> Likewise, there is another program that scans mounted media in order to
> refresh the desktop and file utilities when files have been added or
> removed. Unfortunately, I can't recall what that program is called at
> the moment, but it can be told to ignore certain files and directories.
If I remember correctly, has that been... FAM? The file alteration
monitor? Something with gamin and libfam? I know I had trouble with
that stuff on a LXDE installation once...
> After that, removable media can be easily unmounted.
I just wonder how Gnome and KDE got the automounting stuff working
decades ago, I think it even worked in FreeBSD 4 where no HAL and
DBUS had been present...
> If you want a desktop without all the work of installing it, PC-BSD
> offers a choice of four, including xfce4.
I didn't know it comes in different GUI favours, thanks for the
pointer! I always thought they were very KDE-centric...
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