EeePC SD card reader icon looks like a usb stick in GNOME

Bug #460713 reported by Sitsofe Wheeler on 2009-10-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
udisks (Ubuntu)
Kees Cook

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hal-info

Description of the problem:
In Ubuntu 8.04 an update brought a welcome change where SD cards in my EeePC 900's internal SD card reader would actually get an SD card icon on the desktop rather than a standard USB icon. In 9.10 SD cards are back to looking like USB sticks.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Insert SD card while GNOME is running.

Expected result:
Icon like /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/gnome-dev-media-sdmmc.svg to be shown on the desktop for the SD card partitions.

Actual result:
An icon like /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/drive-removable-media-usb.svg is shown.

How reproducible is the problem?
It is reproducible every time.

Version information:
Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic)
hal-info 20090716-0ubuntu1

Additional information:
The SD card reader is a USB device with the following info:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0951:1606 Kingston Technology

Related branches

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

Punting over to udisks (as hal/hal-info have been dropped and GNOME uses udisks which in turn uses udev instead).

affects: hal-info (Ubuntu) → udisks (Ubuntu)
Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

Still here in Lucid.

Version information:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
udisks 1.0.1-1build1

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

After talking to David Zeuthen, it turns out that fixing device types is currently being handled by udev rules in

A udev rule like
(which I am currently putting in /etc/udev/rules.d/usb-sd.rules) shows the expected icon on my EeePC 900.

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

The sysfs output as reported by udevadm for the card reader in my EeePC 900 when it is at /dev/sdc .

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

I guess it is worth noting that the switch to udisks (presumably in 9.10) has lost a lot of the rules that hal-info had picked up to workaround issues like this, so other devices have probably also regressed.

tags: added: patch
Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

Thanks for this patch! I've created a debdiff for it and uploaded it to Ubuntu.

Changed in udisks (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kees Cook (kees)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package udisks - 1.0.2-3+ubuntu2

udisks (1.0.2-3+ubuntu2) natty; urgency=low

  * Add 12-add-sd-reader-rule.patch: add missing SD Reader rule,
    thanks to Sitsofe Wheeler (LP: #460713).
 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:26:19 -0800

Changed in udisks (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in udisks:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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