[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Floppies (Continued: lshal -m)

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Mon Jan 11 04:22:42 PST 2010


Ian Robinson wrote:
> Re:  Testing Floppies (Continued with lshal -m)
>
> Brodey Dover said:
>
> >There is another way to check though, if you launch lshal -m and then
> >insert the disk there should be information that would show what lshal
> >is up to, or not up to.
> >
> >You can do this for the other two cases, insert disk, click on floppy
> >from places and click on floppy from dolphin-admin.
> >
> >We know that it is setup and ready to go, there HAS to be some service
> >or application that doesn't feel like playing together.
>
>
> Test #1 -- Inserting floppy only:
>
> To set up, I opened up two terminal windows.
> In terminal #1, I started lshal -m as root (#)
> In terminal #2, I started lshal -m as normal user (%):
> ==================================
> [IR at pcbsd-2337]/home/IR(1)% lshal -m
>
> Start monitoring devicelist:
> -------------------------------------------------
> ==================================
> Inserted floppy -- nothing automatic.
>
> Test #2
> In terminal #3, I mounted the floppy manually:
>
> root at pcbsd-2337# mount_msdosfs /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
> root at pcbsd-2337#
>
> I had no activity at all reported in the terminals running lshal
>
> I then unmounted the floppy
>
> Test #2 (Dolphin-Admin)
>
> With lshal -m running in both a root terminal (#) and regular user 
> (%), I loaded Dolphin-Admin.
> (Remember that /etc/fstab was edited to mount /dev/fd0 for rw,noauto)
>
> I clicked on the floppy icon in "Places" and the floppy mounted.
> There was no activity in the terminal windows running lshal.
>
> Test #3 (Dolphin-Regular)
>
> The "usual" error message as reported frequently herein and the floppy 
> did not mount.
> There was no activity in the terminals running lshal.
>
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
>
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That explains why it isn't working, hal isn't working. I'll have to sit 
on this one...Kris will need to chime in I think ;).


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