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Re: how to prevent dvd drives from being polled

On 31/10/12 15:48, Frank McCormick wrote:
On 31/10/12 10:42 AM, lee wrote:
Darac Marjal <mailinglist@darac.org.uk> writes:

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 03:25:18AM +0100, lee wrote:

how do I prevent the dvd drives from being polled by udisks-daemon? I
can kill the process and it becomes a zombie, and I'd rather get rid of

This polling is something I really don't need or want! What else like
this is going on, and how do I disable it?

According to the man page[1], it should be as simple as (!) adding a
property to the device using a udev rule.

Apparently, yes --- but what rule or property is that? And how do I
disable it without rebooting? Udev stuff is a mystery, with
configuration that isn't readable by humans.

Googling the problem turned up this....


Of course you'll have to make changes to match your CD-rom and where to
put the rule is a mystery (to me)...but it should get you started.

I believe the line should go in a new file called something like

I haven't had a chance to test it yet

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