HAL doesn't detect my cdrom(s)

Chris Burel chrisburel at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 15:56:45 PDT 2009


I suppose I should mention that I'm using
HAL 0.5.11
dbus 1.2.4, built Dec 4 2008, so that's before the permissive branch was
released.  I don't really know the details of the split in dbus.

Should I try hal 0.5.12rc1?

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Chris Burel <chrisburel at gmail.com> wrote:

> ~$> hal-find-by-property --key 'block.device' --string '/dev/sr0' --verbose
> Found 0 device objects with string property block.device = '/dev/sr0'
> ~$> hal-find-by-property --key 'block.device' --string '/dev/sr1' --verbose
> Found 0 device objects with string property block.device = '/dev/sr1'
> ~$> hal-find-by-property --key 'block.device' --string '/dev/cdrom'
> --verbose
> Found 0 device objects with string property block.device = '/dev/cdrom'
>
> ~$> cat /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info
> CD-ROM information, Id: cdrom.c 3.20 2003/12/17
>
> drive name:             sr1     sr0
> drive speed:            40      40
> drive # of slots:       1       1
> Can close tray:         1       1
> Can open tray:          1       1
> Can lock tray:          1       1
> Can change speed:       1       1
> Can select disk:        0       0
> Can read multisession:  1       1
> Can read MCN:           1       1
> Reports media changed:  1       1
> Can play audio:         1       1
> Can write CD-R:         0       1
> Can write CD-RW:        0       1
> Can read DVD:           1       1
> Can write DVD-R:        0       1
> Can write DVD-RAM:      0       0
> Can read MRW:           0       1
> Can write MRW:          0       1
> Can write RAM:          0       1
>
> This has been driving me crazy.  It manifests itself in that the
> kio_audiocd slave for kde crashes, which I traced back to Solid, which comes
> back to HAL.  The only hal devices I get are these:
> ~$> hal-device | grep ': udi ='
> 0: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_drm_r300_card0'
> 1: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'
> 2: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/acpi_PWRF'
> 3: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/acpi_PWRB'
> 4: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/acpi_CPU1'
> 5: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/acpi_CPU2'
>
> I have tried to follow the directions for configuring HAL:
> My user is a member of the halusers group
> I have the files
> /etc/dbus-1/system.d/halusers.conf
> /etc/hal/fdi/policy/no-fixed-drives.fdi
> I have installed gnome-volume-manager-2.24.1
> I don't have /etc/hal/fdi/policy/user-options.fdi
>
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