Two HAL bugs in F8

Fabio Comolli fabio.comolli at
Fri Nov 9 11:37:46 UTC 2007

Hi. I'm experiencing two (very) annoying bugs in F8 and both are
caused by HAL I think.

#1: kpowersave shows two batteries while my laptop only has one.
#2: my external USB harddisk (filesystem is NTFS) is not automounted
anymore with ntfs-3g.

Both are regression with respect to F7.

Solutions I found so far:

#1: remove the "battery" capability from power_supply_0 :
hal-set-property --udi
'/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_power_supply_0' --key
info.capabilities  --strlist-rem 'battery'

Now kpowersave is happy again (me too!)

#2: add the file 10-ntfs-policy.fdi in /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
        <match key="volume.fstype" string="ntfs">
            <match key="@block.storage_device:storage.hotpluggable" bool="true">
                <merge key="volume.fstype" type="string">ntfs-3g</merge>
                <merge key="volume.policy.mount_filesystem"
                <append key="volume.mount.valid_options"

What do you think?

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