I have FC7 with Gnome. I use the Disk Mounter applet to mount all my removable storage.
Normally this works great. Plug in a USB stick, or DVD ,or CD and bingo the mounted drive icon appears.
However, my admittedly old 3-1/2 floppy drive's icon is persistently visible in the applet even when no media is inserted. When you insert some media, you have to manually ask the applet to mount the media.
I cannot find any applet properties to modify this behavior. The floppy drive is not in my fstab either.
Is this just the way it is??