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

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Jul 31 23:00:35 CEST 2007

Tino Keitel wrote:
> 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?

Sounds like a bug to me; I've noticed the same issue that you describe. 
  Please file a bug report on, and someone will look 
at it when they have a chance.  (If you know how to fix it and could 
attach a patch to your bug report, all the better!)


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