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Re: Hal and device identification



On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 00:29 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 10:21:23PM -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
>  > I've got a usb disk, hal finds it and identifies it as a JUMPDRIVE 
>  > ELITE.  This value is not in /usr/share/hwdata/usb.ids.  My question is 
>  > where did hal get this info, and how can I retrieve it given only the 
>  > vendor id and device id (5dc:a400)
> 
> It's the 'label' of the disk.  

Actually, for that snippet it's not - what's shown is the properties for
the USB device... the block device, for which we do probe for the file
system, is much lower in the stack on the "other" side of the SCSI glue.

> man mlabel for more info.

/lib/udev/vol_id forever!

     David



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