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Re: [SLE] HAL horror in SuSE 9.3
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 19:07:46 -0400
  • Message-id: <200507241907.46563.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 24 July 2005 07:00 pm, Mitja wrote:
> Is it safe to uninstall hal, please?
>

Why uninstall it? Just use Yast --> System Services to turn it off. (not
start at boot)


> On Sunday 24 July 2005 16:03, Gabor Istvan wrote:
> > Dear list members:
> >
> > I've been using SuSE 9.3 for a while and I find it solid.
> > But there is a thing that is like horror and it is mounting media
> > with/through HAL.
> > First of all it even does not work well if installed in the default
> > way (out of the box) without any additional .fdi files.
> > Even for the same media-volume it often creates new entries in
> > /media, like VOLUME_1, VOLUME_2 and leaves them there as
> > trash. Once I had six floppy entries, from floppy to floppy_5.
> >
> > I would like to mount my pendrive as /media/pendrive instead
> > of /media/FlashDisk.
> > OK, there is a method to change hal's behavior to mount to
> > static mount points.
> > The description can be found at:
> > http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2005/05/
> > dkukawka_hal_mountpoints.html
> > Despite of that this seems like horror it even does not seem to
> > work.
> > For the cdrom/dvdrom I could set a static mount point using
> > the description but for my pendrive I could not. I guess that
> > part of the description is not correct or at least does not
> > contain enough information. I searched for vendor.info and
> > product.info values in lshal output - with my usb pendrive
> > mounted and unmounted - but could not find out which one is
> > that I need. Before inserting the pendrive I had 37 devices and
> > after inserting had 43 devices (as lshal output). I had 5 more
> > udi entries after mounting. But how do I know which one is
> > the udi entry I have to get the info.product and info.vendor
> > values from? Only two udi entry had both values and I tried
> > both pairs but none of them worked.
> > I saved the diff file of the two lshal output and can send it if
> > needed.
> >
> > And another question: if the info.vendor and info.product is
> > unique for every different USB pendrive brand then will the
> > mountpoint change back to the hardcoded if I insert in another
> > type of pendrive?
> >
> > (I wanted to get help from the author of the above article but
> > could not find his email address.)
> >
> > I apologise for being so verbose but I spent a lot of time to fix
> > this issue without any success.
> >
> > TIA,
> > IG
> >
> >
> >
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