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[Bug 983681] Re: Floppy keeps running forever after every access


`floppycontrol --spindown 0` will also stop the disk.

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  Floppy keeps running forever after every access

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Bug description:
  In Ubuntu Precise, the floppy disk drive's motor keeps running forever
  as soon as the floppy is accessed (say, by doing a "mdir a:" or a
  "fdformat /dev/fd0", or a "dd if=/dev/fd0 ..." ), and the floppy
  drive's activity LED stays lit. Only when the disk is removed from the
  drive, the drive stops. I'd expect the drive to stop spinning a few
  seconds after the access is finished.

  The accessing command returns normally and I can still access the
  drive normally by giving another command afterwards. The problem is
  purely the failure to deselect the drive and/or turn off the drive
  motor line.

  This is a standard IRQ6/DMA2 floppy drive connected directly to the
  motherboard's built in FDC with a standard 34-wire ribbon floppy
  cable. The bug happens both with a normal 1.44MB drive and with a
  1.2MB (5.25 inch) drive. The drives do not exhibit this problem in DOS
  or Windows running on the same physical hardware, and I do not
  remember having this problem in Oneiric either.

  If you need more info on my system than the automatically generated
  attachments provide, please ask.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic 3.2.0-23.36
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
   **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: XFi [Creative X-Fi], device 0: ctxfi [Front/WaveIn]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  linards    1855 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
   Card hw:0 'XFi'/'Creative X-Fi 20K2 SB0880'
     Mixer name	: '20K2'
     Components	: ''
     Controls      : 27
     Simple ctrls  : 10
  Date: Tue Apr 17 07:40:17 2012
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=e00a04d9-b055-49bd-a504-bba24c74df32
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
   lo        no wireless extensions.

   teredo    no wireless extensions.

   eth0      no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name

  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=efe722f2-6b46-4b17-90a8-889d655827be ro quiet gfxpayload=text nomodeset quiet gfxpayload=text nomodeset
   linux-restricted-modules-3.2.0-23-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.2.0-23-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.79

  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-30 (17 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 03/09/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 2104
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: P5B
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
  dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr2104:bd03/09/2009:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5B:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: System Product Name
  dmi.product.version: System Version
  dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

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