[ale] Are autoeject floppy drives available for linux??

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Wed Feb 25 15:12:41 EST 2004

Larry Grenevitch wrote:
> If you use KDE Kwrite or any program with a file dialogue as of KDE 3.1 I 
> believe will do a mount save file or load file and then an automatic unmount 
> on the floppy.  
> Otherwise, you are stuck with creating a desktop device floppy and double 
> clicking on it to mount the floppy and then having to right click on it to 
> unmount it.

I think he's looking for more than mount/umount as in autoeject.

> On Wednesday 25 February 2004 01:57 pm, tfreeman at intel.digichem.net wrote:
>>I got a semi-wild idea last night for my girlfriend's computer. Is there a
>>source of autoeject floppy drives like what Apple used to provide with the
>>mac, and are such drives supported under linux? Since I've been "mount"ing
>>& "umount"ing filesystems since the mid-80s, using floppies my way drives
>>her crazy. Crazy enough that she will not use them, but will wait until
>>I'm around to do the job for her. Obviously, if I'm going to be successful
>>in getting her fully to linux, I need to automate this usage.
>>Leads and concepts are very welcome.

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
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