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Re: RFA: acpi-support -- glue layer for translating laptop buttons, plus legacy suspend support

Roger Leigh wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 03:55:15PM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> hal does not poll removable disks, it does though poll cd-rom drives for new
>> media and afaik there is no way around that if you want automount for cdrom
>> drives to work
> Spinning up the CD drive every 30 seconds is simply not an acceptable
> "solution".  If that's the best HAL can do, it should be disabled by
> default, and users will simply have to select the device by hand; we're
> only talking about automatic mounting here, after all.

First, polling the cd drive for new media should not spin it up. If it does it
is most likely a kernel/driver or firmware bug.
Second, you can very easily disable this behaviour: man hal-disable-polling

Anyways, this has become very OT.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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