K3B strangeness

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 16 17:33:32 CEST 2014

previously on this list Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI contributed:

> > K3B 2 now solely depends on udisks for drive detection even when told
> > what device file set with correct permissions to use. In turn this may
> > mean polkit or udev or udev rules etc.   
> Is there a way to make udev and/or polkit "forget" all the data of the removable drives they have "seen" ?

Well a particular rule could be causing problems and perhaps installing
media-player-info as suggested by libsolid may help with this issue.

Udev creates device files on the fly and so could but is unlikely to
be the problem, polkit and udisks allow mounting, unmouting and
"querying" and are more likely candidates.

Probably easiest to check for a buglist for k3b or if it works on a
fresh install.


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd

I have no idea why RTFM is used so aggressively on LINUX mailing lists
because whilst 'apropos' is traditionally the most powerful command on
Unix-like systems it's 'modern' replacement 'apropos' on Linux is a tool
to help psychopaths learn to control their anger.

(Kevin Chadwick)


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