Edubuntu add-on autorun fails to load

Bug #276728 reported by Henrik Nilsen Omma on 2008-10-01
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

With intrepid installed, insert the Edubuntu add-on CD and right click on the CD icon and select Open with "Autorun prompt"

Result: You are asked whether you want to run the software, but doing so results in: 'Cannot find the autorun program'

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Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :
Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

I should add that this was tested in virtualbox

Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

Unmounting and remounting the CD (ISO image via vbox) makes the promt appear as expected.

My procedure for causing the original problem:

1. Install Ubuntu intrepid in vbox

2. shut down and point vbox at the edubuntu add-on CD

3. Booting the machine mounts the CD and places an icon on the desktop, but right clicking leads to the failures described above

Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

Dave Morley has since tested on real HW and confirms the same situation:

"if I insert the cd in a running system I get the addon package dialogue and the autorun dialogue. with the cd in the machine before I start up I get nothing but an icon for the cd"

Since it works when people insert the CD into a running system (as we suggest) I'm lowering the priority and moving the milestone.

Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

As a work round on real hardware:

1/ Open Places->Home.
2/ In the Nautilus window Right click on the cd in the upper left pane.
3/ Select Unmount rather than eject.
4/ Then double click the cd which will remount it and trigger the addon cd tool.
5/ Run as normal.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-notifier - 0.71.3

update-notifier (0.71.3) intrepid; urgency=low

  * src/hal.c:
    - check for already mounted CDs when starting up (LP: #276728)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 01 Oct 2008 16:53:41 +0200

Changed in update-notifier:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
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