[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#470412: exo-utils: extra mount options not supported

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 15:10:26 UTC 2008

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:

> Well, in this BR they say there's no solution coming from HAL.

HAL support in Xfce has many other bugs:

  * the "eject" button on by DVD-RW produces (when a CD is mounted) a cryptic 
message, instead of unmounting and ejecting the CD: Given device 
"/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_DVDRW_SH_16A7S" is not a volume or 
drive. See http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2968

  * when inserting CDs that contain DivX AVI files with the .vob extension in 
the VIDEO_TS folder (as commonly sold in Russia), the volume manager apparently 
misrecognizes them as DVDs and starts (per my configuration) VLC, which 
mistreats them for audio CDs and plays loud noise that is theoretically able to 
damage speakers. Not reported upstream yet.

So, it may be a good idea to disable HAL support in the future Xfce packages.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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