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Author Topic: VL 7.0 GOLD and floppy drive management  (Read 2606 times)
Alb
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« on: August 31, 2012, 07:50:02 am »

Hello,
I've just installed VL 7.0 GOLD (very nice!) but noticed that the floppy drive is unusable. Certainly its driver was not installed.
Is it possible to fix this problem?
Best Regards
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Alb
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 05:09:39 am »

Hello,
In the meantime I had a look to /lib/udev/ and noticed that there is a file named "create_floppy_devices". Does have that file a relationship with the floppy drive recognition? Is its purpose to prepare rules for it? (unfortunately I am an absolute beginner in these things).
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bigpaws
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 06:10:35 am »

Why do you say the driver is not installed?

Can you describe what exactly is not happening vs
it is not working?

Is this floppy drive internal or external?

A floppy drive does not auto mount. You need
to mount the drive which probably is /dev/fd0
in order to access it.

Bigpaws
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Alb
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 11:00:46 am »

Hello,
When I insert a floppy disc into the floppy drive I would expect to see it displayed on the left pane of Thunar file manager, so that I can mount it, but all that does not happen (nothing happens).
If I go to the directory /dev I notice that there is a folder named "fd" that links to /proc/self/fd and that this folder has a padlock on its right side and, if I try to open it this message appears: Failed to open directory "fd" Error stating file'/dev/fd/25/'
Here you have a partial result of the terminal command about that:

vector://dev
alberto:$ ls -l
total 0
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lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root          13 Sep  2  2012 fd -> /proc/self/fd/
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,   0 Sep  2  2012 fd0
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  84 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1040
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  88 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1120
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  28 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1440
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2, 124 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1600
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  44 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1680
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  60 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1722
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  76 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1743
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  96 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1760
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2, 116 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1840
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2, 100 Sep  2  2012 fd0u1920
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  12 Sep  2  2012 fd0u360
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  16 Sep  2  2012 fd0u720
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2, 120 Sep  2  2012 fd0u800
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  52 Sep  2  2012 fd0u820
brw-rw----  1 root floppy    2,  68 Sep  2  2012 fd0u830
..........................
..........................
..........................
Best Regards

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Alb
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 11:02:23 am »

I forgot to say that it is an internal floppy drive.
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Alb
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 11:18:45 am »

Hello,
In the meantime, somebody gave me the suggestion to mount the floppy like that:
#udisks --mount /dev/fd0
I tried and this works (mounting fd0 at /mnt/floppy).
I wonder if there is a way to make the file manager Thunar do the same (avoiding you to use the terminal).
Best Regards
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rokytnji
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 12:57:08 pm »

Figured a screenshot is worth a thousand words.

http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=6183

My setup below. Screenshot is of a PLOP boot manager floppy disk of mine. I dragged and dropped /mnt/floppy to r/h panel in thunar for shortcut.

Edit:
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Certainly its driver was not installed.
Floppy drive is handled in /etc/fstab. I know because I checked that first.

2nd Edit: Well. The files stay in there when I eject the floppy in /mnt/floppy. I tried configuring a thunar custom action with the
Code:
udisks --unmount /dev/fd0
command but that did not help. The only way for them to go away is with a reboot with floppy disk pulled. I am still gonna have to trouble shoot that one so that the folder empties when disk is pulled out.

« Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 02:00:16 pm by rokytnji » Logged

Alb
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 08:17:40 am »

Thanks a lot.
At last I did a similar thing configuring two custom actions (Thunar > Edit > Configure custom actions): One for mounting and one for unmounting the floppy disc (udisks --mount /dev/fd0 and udisks --unmount /dev/fd0).
Best Regards
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