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Old 06-06-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
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Fedora 11


I have installed the lastest pre-release of Fedora 11 and find that there is no floppy disk icon anywhere. All the other hardware is showing up under the desktop "computer" icon and in the new disk manager "Palimpsest Disk Utility" In both of these there is no floppy icon!

The floppy drive icons were present with fedora 10

Does anyone how how to fix the problem?
 
Old 06-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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In kde it can be done from system settings

In gnome... there must be something like that.

install kfloppy or something similar


For the disk utility file a bug report
 
Old 06-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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Is the drive detected?

see
#su
#lshw
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:49 PM   #4
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I have the same problem.
The output of the tool was following:

Code:
# lshw
localhost                 
    description: Desktop Computer
    product: A7N8X
    vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    version: REV 1.xx
    serial: xxxxxxxxxxx
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smp
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: A7N8X
       vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
       physical id: 0
       version: REV 1.xx
       serial: xxxxxxxxxxx
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
          physical id: 0
          version: ASUS A7N8X ACPI BIOS Rev 1022 Beta 005 T3 (02/24/2003)
          size: 64KiB
          capacity: 448KiB
          capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2700+
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 6.8.1
          slot: Socket A
          size: 2166MHz
          capacity: 3GHz
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 166MHz
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 9
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 128KiB
             capacity: 128KiB
             capabilities: pipeline-burst synchronous internal write-back data
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: a
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 256KiB
             capacity: 256KiB
             capabilities: pipeline-burst synchronous external write-back data
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 26
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 1280MiB
          capacity: 1536MiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DRAM Synchronous
             physical id: 0
             slot: DDR1
             size: 512MiB
             width: 64 bits
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM DRAM Synchronous
             physical id: 1
             slot: DDR2
             size: 256MiB
             width: 64 bits
        *-bank:2
             description: DIMM DRAM Synchronous
             physical id: 2
             slot: DDR3
             size: 512MiB
             width: 64 bits
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: nForce2 IGP2
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          configuration: driver=agpgart-nvidia
          resources: irq:0 memory:e0000000-e3ffffff(prefetchable)
        *-memory:0 UNCLAIMED
             description: RAM memory
             product: nForce2 Memory Controller 1
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 0.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:00.1
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
             configuration: latency=0
        *-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
             description: RAM memory
             product: nForce2 Memory Controller 4
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 0.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:00.2
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
             configuration: latency=0
        *-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
             description: RAM memory
             product: nForce2 Memory Controller 3
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 0.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:00.3
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
             configuration: latency=0
        *-memory:3 UNCLAIMED
             description: RAM memory
             product: nForce2 Memory Controller 2
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 0.4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:00.4
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
             configuration: latency=0
        *-memory:4 UNCLAIMED
             description: RAM memory
             product: nForce2 Memory Controller 5
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 0.5
             bus info: pci@0000:00:00.5
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
             configuration: latency=0
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: nForce2 ISA Bridge
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: a3
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: isa ht bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-serial
             description: SMBus
             product: nForce2 SMBus (MCP)
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 1.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm cap_list
             configuration: driver=nForce2_smbus latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
             resources: irq:255 ioport:e400(size=32)
        *-usb:0
             description: USB Controller
             product: nForce2 USB Controller
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: a3
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
             resources: irq:21 memory:e7080000-e7080fff
           *-usbhost
                product: OHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586 ohci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@2
                logical name: /dev/usb2
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub slots=3 speed=12.0MB/s
              *-usb:0
                   description: Keyboard
                   product: USB Keyboard
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: usb@2:1
                   version: 2.90
                   capabilities: usb-1.10
                   configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=1.5MB/s
              *-usb:1
                   description: Mouse
                   product: AM8000 wireless Optical Mouse
                   vendor: MLK
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: usb@2:2
                   version: 1.10
                   capabilities: usb-1.10
                   configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=1.5MB/s
              *-usb:2 UNCLAIMED
                   description: Generic USB device
                   physical id: 3
                   bus info: usb@2:3
                   version: 0.00
                   capabilities: usb-1.10
                   configuration: speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:1
             description: USB Controller
             product: nForce2 USB Controller
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 2.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
             version: a3
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
             resources: irq:20 memory:e7083000-e7083fff
           *-usbhost
                product: OHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586 ohci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@3
                logical name: /dev/usb3
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub slots=3 speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:2
             description: USB Controller
             product: nForce2 USB Controller
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 2.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.2
             version: a3
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: debug pm ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
             resources: irq:22 memory:e7086000-e70860ff
           *-usbhost
                product: EHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586 ehci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@1
                logical name: /dev/usb1
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=480.0MB/s
              *-usb:0
                   description: Generic USB device
                   product: ZyAIR G-220
                   vendor: ZyXEL
                   physical id: 3
                   bus info: usb@1:3
                   version: 43.30
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=zd1211rw maxpower=500mA speed=480.0MB/s
              *-usb:1
                   description: Mass storage device
                   product: Piko Business2.0
                   vendor: hama
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: usb@1:4
                   logical name: scsi2
                   version: 11.00
                   serial: AA04012700020317
                   capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi emulated scsi-host
                   configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=400mA speed=480.0MB/s
                 *-disk
                      description: SCSI Disk
                      physical id: 0.0.0
                      bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
                      logical name: /dev/sdb
                      size: 967MiB (1014MB)
                      capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                      configuration: signature=c3072e18
                    *-volume
                         description: Windows FAT volume
                         vendor: MSDOS5.0
                         physical id: 1
                         bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
                         logical name: /dev/sdb1
                         logical name: /media/USB DISK
                         version: FAT32
                         serial: ba3f-680c
                         size: 967MiB
                         capacity: 967MiB
                         capabilities: primary bootable fat initialized
                         configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=500,gid=500,fmask=0022,dmask=0077,codepage=cp437,iocharset=ascii,utf8,flush state=mounted
        *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: nForce2 Ethernet Controller
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
             logical name: eth0
             version: a1
             serial: 00:0c:6e:00:de:fb
             capacity: 100MB/s
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
             configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.62 latency=0 link=no maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 multicast=yes port=MII
             resources: irq:22 memory:e7087000-e7087fff ioport:d000(size=8)
        *-multimedia:0 UNCLAIMED
             description: Multimedia audio controller
             product: nForce Audio Processing Unit
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 5
             bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=12 mingnt=1
             resources: memory:e7000000-e707ffff
        *-multimedia:1
             description: Multimedia audio controller
             product: nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP)
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 6
             bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
             version: a1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2
             resources: irq:20 ioport:d400(size=256) ioport:d800(size=128) memory:e7081000-e7081fff
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: nForce2 External PCI Bridge
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 8
             bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
             version: a3
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
             resources: ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:e6000000-e6ffffff
           *-multimedia
                description: Multimedia controller
                product: SAA7134/SAA7135HL Video Broadcast Decoder
                vendor: Philips Semiconductors
                physical id: 8
                bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
                version: 01
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=saa7134 latency=32 maxlatency=255 mingnt=255
                resources: irq:18 memory:e6010000-e60103ff
           *-communication UNCLAIMED
                description: Communication controller
                product: HSF 56k HSFi Data/Fax
                vendor: Conexant Systems, Inc.
                physical id: a
                bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.0
                version: 01
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=32
                resources: memory:e6000000-e600ffff ioport:c000(size=8)
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: nForce2 IDE
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 9
             bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
             logical name: scsi0
             logical name: scsi1
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
             configuration: driver=pata_amd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
             resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:f000(size=16)
           *-disk
                description: ATA Disk
                product: WDC WD1600BB-00D
                vendor: Western Digital
                physical id: 0
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/sda
                version: 75.1
                serial: WD-WMACK1582756
                size: 149GiB (160GB)
                capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=390fcfb7
              *-volume:0
                   description: EXT3 volume
                   vendor: Linux
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                   logical name: /dev/sda1
                   logical name: /boot
                   version: 1.0
                   serial: d92fdcd6-86b9-4964-977c-763645111ce7
                   size: 196MiB
                   capacity: 200MiB
                   capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes ext3 ext2 initialized
                   configuration: created=2009-06-10 11:29:34 filesystem=ext3 modified=2009-06-10 16:33:15 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=continue,data=ordered mounted=2009-06-10 12:29:57 state=mounted
              *-volume:1
                   description: Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                   logical name: /dev/sda2
                   serial: J0BtaV-wkKd-u2iY-FVtI-6feB-n8tF-dAE5Et
                   size: 148GiB
                   capacity: 148GiB
                   capabilities: primary multi lvm2
           *-cdrom:0
                description: DVD reader
                product: DVD-ROM SD-M1712
                vendor: TOSHIBA
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom1
                logical name: /dev/dvd1
                logical name: /dev/scd0
                logical name: /dev/sr0
                version: 1004
                capabilities: removable audio dvd
                configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
           *-cdrom:1
                description: DVD writer
                product: DVD-ROM SD-R5002
                vendor: TOSHIBA
                physical id: 0.1.0
                bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom
                logical name: /dev/cdrw
                logical name: /dev/dvd
                logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                logical name: /dev/scd1
                logical name: /dev/sr1
                version: 1031
                capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
        *-firewire
             description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
             product: nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controller
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: d
             bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
             version: a3
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=firewire_ohci latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
             resources: irq:21 memory:e7084000-e70847ff memory:e7085000-e708503f
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: nForce2 AGP
             vendor: nVidia Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
             version: a2
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
             resources: memory:e4000000-e5ffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable)
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]
                vendor: nVidia Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
                resources: memory:e4000000-e4ffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:e5000000-e501ffff(prefetchable)
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:13:49:37:2d:40
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes ip=192.168.0.197 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
And it seems not to be detected.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 10:55 AM   #5
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Floppy support is not enabled by default

#su
#modprobe floppy

To make it permanent

#su
#gedit /etc/modules
Append this to the end of the file in gedit:
floppy
Then save and exit.

restart pc
 
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After typing modprobe floppy I can't display computer:/// anymore, it says

Code:
Error: DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)
Please select another viewer and try again.
in an warning message.
The console output is the following:

Code:
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
Please help...
thanks
 
Old 06-13-2009, 11:50 AM   #7
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It is apparently a permission issue.

Use your file manager to access it like so

#su
#mkdir /media/floppy
#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /media/floppy
or

#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 -o users /media/floppy

(anybody can write to it)
 
Old 06-22-2009, 05:30 AM   #8
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Hi Amani,

Thank you for the answers. I have been away and only now got around to trying your suggestions.

#lshw this shows that there is no floppy listed

If I issue the command
#modprobe floppy

you hear the floppy mechannically make some noises.

I looked in #/etc/ for the modules file but could not see one that I could edit to add Floppy to the end of the file as suggested. I then used #gedit /etc/modules to generate a file. To this I added "floppy" as indicated above. re booted but it appears that the "floppy module was not loaded. I then had to do a #modprobe again.

I did not think that modules were loaded from the /etc/ folder?

Anyway then after generating /media/floppy and issuing the command
#mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 -o users /media/floppy

The floppy Icom appeared in the desktop "Computer" icon, apeared in the applications/system tools/file browser, Place/computer and in the Palimsest Disk Utility

I can read the files on the floppy in the drive.

Question is how do I make this all happen automatically. I have tried putting the floppy in /etc/fstab but that appears to not work.

Again any ideas please
 
Old 06-22-2009, 09:54 AM   #9
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In F11 the file is in /etc/modprobe.d/


/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0

will be mounted by

#mount -a

Fully automatic:

/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,auto,user,sync 0 0
 
Old 06-23-2009, 03:39 AM   #10
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Amani,

Again many thanks for the help.


I am still a little confused as to what file I should edit to put "Floppy" into.

In the initial post you indicated the file /etc/modules but as I reported I could not find it.

Todays post says that it is in /etc/modprobe.d
Ok I can find the director (or folder /etc/modprobe.d) It has the following files in it

# ls /etc/modprobe.d
anaconda.conf blacklist-visor.conf dist-oss.conf local.conf
blacklist.conf dist.conf floppy-pnp.conf.

is it one of these files I need to add "floppy" to?
Thew file floppy-pnp.conf has the following listed
alias pnp:dPNP0700 floppy

All the others seem to have something to do with blacklisting

Again thanks
 
  


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