On Friday 2017-12-15 19:31, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:31:49
From: Carlos E. R. <robin.listas(a)telefonica.net>
To: openSUSE mail list <opensuse(a)opensuse.org>
Subject: Re: [opensuse] continous access on/spinning up of floppy drive
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On Friday, 2017-12-15 at 17:39 -0000, Paul Groves wrote:
It works great and I can read and write my
1.44MB 1MB and 720k floppies.
But on linux, the floppy drive is continuously trying to read all the time
making annoying tick, tick, tick sounds. So I have to leave a disk in all
On windows however it works flawlessly. So there is a big in linux of
Now the floppy drive is detected as /dev/sdc could this be an indication of
Although when I use an el-cheapo external USB drive the drive works fine.
(And is also /dev/sdc).
I notice that when booting up, the drive is fine in the BIOS and also in
grub. As soon as the kernel is loaded the problem starts. Perhaps it is the
floppy module not loaded or missing?
Can anyone explain?
To me it looks like some software trying to read it many times, not the
Try using another desktop, even text mode, to diagnose.
exactly what my problem is. In the past (kernel 3. something, openSUSE
12 / 13 times?) it was udisks, managed to uninstall i, and drives were
silent. Then it was udevd. runlevel 3 (no graphical.target) is my
Just added a line in /etc/fstab with noauto, i got this tip in this
thread, quiet since them, but did not reboot yet. awaiting result after
next scheduled reboot.
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