Provided by: devicekit-disks_007-2ubuntu3_i386 bug

NAME

       DeviceKit-disks - Disk Management

DESCRIPTION

       DeviceKit-disks provides an interface to enumerate block devices and
       perform operations on them. Any application can access the
       org.freedesktop.DeviceKit.Disks service on the system message bus. Some
       operations (such as formatting disks etc.) is restricted using
       PolicyKit.

DEVICE INFORMATION

       On Linux, DeviceKit-disks relies on recent versions of udev(7) and the
       kernel. Influential device properties in the udev database include:

       DKD_PRESENTATION_HIDE
           If set to 1 this is a hint to presentation level software that the
           device should not be shown to the user.

       DKD_PRESENTATION_NOPOLICY
           If set to 1 this is a hint to presentation level software that the
           device should not be automounted or autoassembled (for e.g.
           components of a multi-disk device).

       DKD_PRESENTATION_NAME
           The name to user for the device when presenting it to the user.

       DKD_PRESENTATION_ICON_NAME
           The icon to use when presenting the device to the user. If set, the
           name must follow the freedesktop.org icon theme specification.

       The ID_DRIVE_* properties are used to describe what kind of physical
       media can be used in a device. These are typically set on the main
       block device (e.g.  /dev/sdb) and more than one these properties can be
       set if the device supports multiple kinds of media.

       ID_DRIVE_EJECTABLE
           Whether the media in the drive is physically ejectable. Only set
           this to 1 (or 0) if the drive truly uses (or doesn´t) ejectable
           media. In particular, it is not necessary to set this for e.g. iPod
           or Kindle devices where it is necessary to send a command via
           eject(1) since the desktop user session will offer this option for
           removable devices regardless of whether they are ejectable. If this
           property is not set, a heuristic will be used to determine if the
           media is ejectable (drives using optical, Zip or Jaz media are
           considered ejectable).

       ID_DRIVE_DETACHABLE
           Whether the device is detachable. It is only meaningful to set this
           to 0 (to avoid marking a device as detachable) since the code for
           detaching the device is part of DeviceKit-disks itself. If this
           property is not set, a heuristic will be used to determine if the
           drive is detachable (currently only devices connected through USB
           are detachable).

       ID_DRIVE_CAN_SPINDOWN
           Whether the device can spin down. It is only meaningful to set this
           to 0 (to avoid marking a device as being capable of spinning down)
           since the code for spinning down the device is part of
           DeviceKit-disks itself. If this property is not set, a heuristic
           will be used to determine if the drive can spin down (currently
           only ATA devices, including those USB devices with a SAT layer) can
           be spun down).

       ID_DRIVE_FLASH
           The device is compatible with flash.

       ID_DRIVE_FLASH_CF
           The device is compatible with Compact Flash.

       ID_DRIVE_FLASH_MS
           The device is compatible with Memory Stick.

       ID_DRIVE_FLASH_SM
           The device is compatible with SmartMedia.

       ID_DRIVE_FLASH_SD
           The device is compatible with SecureDigital.

       ID_DRIVE_FLASH_SDHC
           The device is compatible with High-Capicity SecureDigital.

       ID_DRIVE_FLASH_MMC
           The device is compatible with MultiMediaCard.

       ID_DRIVE_FLOPPY
           The device is compatible with floppy disk.

       ID_DRIVE_FLOPPY_ZIP
           The device is compatible with Zip.

       ID_DRIVE_FLOPPY_JAZ
           The device is compatible with Jaz.

       The ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_* properties describe the current media in a device.
       As with the ID_DRIVE_* properties, these properties are typically set
       on the main block device (e.g.  /dev/sdb). Typically only one of these
       properties are set.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLASH
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is flash.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLASH_CF
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is Compact
           Flash.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLASH_MS
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is Memory
           Stick.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLASH_SM
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is
           SmartMedia.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLASH_SD
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is
           SecureDigital.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLASH_SDHC
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is
           High-Capicity SecureDigital.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLASH_MMC
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is
           MultiMediaCard.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLOPPY
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is floppy
           disk.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLOPPY_ZIP
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is Zip.

       ID_DRIVE_MEDIA_FLOPPY_JAZ
           The physical media currently inserted into the device is Jaz.

AUTHOR

       Written by David Zeuthen david@fubar.dk with a lot of help from many
       others.

BUGS

       Please send bug reports to either the distribution or the hal mailing
       list, see http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/hal. to
       subscribe.

SEE ALSO

       DeviceKit(7), PolicyKit(8), devkit-disks-daemon(8), devkit-disks(1)