Bug#377715: nautilus: Inconsistent volumes display in "computer:///" with hal

Pascal Dormeau pdormeau at free.fr
Mon Jul 10 20:07:01 UTC 2006

Package: nautilus
Version: 2.14.1-5
Severity: normal

I just upgraded from Sarge to Etch

With hal installed, computer:/// displays all hard drive volumes as far as they do not belong to the first level of 
the file system tree (e.g. /dev/hda8 mounted on /usr will not be shown whereas /dev/hda9 mounted on /usr/local will 
be !). Moreover, all those volumes are named 'Volume size_of_volume' which is not convenient to identify them. It 
must be added that most of them are not mountable/umountable by a normal user (therefore I do not see the interest 
for them to be displayed in computer:///). Therefore computer:/// is not usable with hal installed.

lshal does not exhibit device property differences that could explain that /dev/hda8 is shown but not /dev/hda9, 
apart from the mount points.

With hal not installed (and it was the behavior in Sarge with hal installed), computer:/// displays only hard drive 
volumes with mount points in /mnt and /media. Moreover they are nammed in a convenient way (e.g. /dev/hda13 mounted 
on /mnt/mp3 is called mp3).

May be this could be handled through a fdi rule (too difficult for a standard user like me, I do not see how to 
manipulate the volume.mount_point property) or through the gconf properties (but this lacks documentation).

Note that #373087 already mentions a related problem though it does not make the link with hal. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-4.raisin.1
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15) (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_FR at euro)

Versions of packages nautilus depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.10-1        Utilities for .desktop files
ii  gnome-control-center       1:2.14.2-1    utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.17-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.11.4-2      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.14.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6                      2.3.6-15      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libeel2-2                  2.14.1-2      Eazel Extensions Library (for GNOM
ii  libesd0                    0.2.36-3      Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libexif12                  0.6.13-4      library to parse EXIF files
ii  libgail-common             1.8.11-2      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail17                  1.8.11-2      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgconf2-4                2.14.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.5.1-2     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.10.2-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.14.2-2      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0                2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0          2.14.0-2      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0               2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             2.14.2-1      GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.8.18-1      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnautilus-extension1     2.14.1-5      libraries for nautilus components 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.0-2    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.12.3-1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                   1.10-2        lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-2                 2.14.4-2      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libstartup-notification0   0.8-1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.0.0-7     X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                    2.6.26.dfsg-1 GNOME XML library
ii  nautilus-data              2.14.1-5      data files for nautilus
ii  shared-mime-info           0.17-2        FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa

Versions of packages nautilus recommends:
ii  desktop-base                  0.3.17     common files for the Debian Deskto
pn  eject                         <none>     (no description available)
pn  fam                           <none>     (no description available)
pn  libgnomevfs2-extra            <none>     (no description available)
ii  librsvg2-common               2.14.4-2   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
pn  nautilus-cd-burner            <none>     (no description available)

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