thunar-volman: application for porable music players starts for each USB storage device

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+xfce at
Mon Jul 30 21:18:22 CEST 2007

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 07:53:19 +0200, Tino Keitel wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 08:42:20 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > On jeu, 2007-07-26 at 15:07 -0700, Kok, Auke wrote:
> > > for memory/flash media, "eject" is the equivalent of "umount". Only
> > > devices 
> > > which have a "tray" do something else -> open it up. 
> > 
> > Some mp3 players or external hard drives shutdown themselves when
> > receiving "eject" too.
> Yes, see above (and the card reader, too).
> Back to the main question: how does thunar-volman separate mp3 players
> from other storage devices? Apparently, it doesn't. I just plugged in
> an external firewire hard disk and the gtkpod popped up.


I did some UTSL and found out that thunar-volman threats all storage
devices without a "dcim" directory (Canon cameras store their photos
there) as a music player. The result of the HAL query for the
"portable_audio_player" capability is not used in the end. Is this
intended, or is it a bug?


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