KDE 3.2 does not provide the correct assignments for desktop icons for CD-ROM, CD-RW, and Floppy devices. All are assigned /dev/fd0 outside of root under a standard Arch Linux 0.6/2.6 kernel system and there's no option to change them.
However ... I was able to set up the desktop icons properly when logged in as root, but not as myself.
I am assuming that this can be fixed by changing permissions/access to these devices. Does anyone know what permissions are needed to be changed (say, using devfsd.conf)?
the devices (harddiscs, cdroms ...) are set in /etc/fstab -- you must change it there to have your users access them:
my /etc/fstab looks like this:
# # /etc/fstab: static file system information # # <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # cf-pcmcia /dev/discs/disc1/part1 /mnt/cf vfat rw,users,noauto 0 0 # 1.hdd /dev/discs/disc0/part4 swap swap defaults 0 0 /dev/discs/disc0/part2 / reiserfs defaults 0 0 /dev/discs/disc0/part6 /home reiserfs defaults 0 0 /dev/discs/disc0/part5 /WINDATA vfat rw,users,noauto 0 0 /dev/discs/disc0/part7 /home/data ext3 defaults 0 0 /dev/discs/disc0/part1 /WIN auto ro,users,noauto 0 0 # cd/dvd /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cd iso9660 ro,users,noauto,unhide 0 0 /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/dvd udf ro,users,noauto,unhide 0 0 # floppy /dev/floppy/0 /mnt/fl vfat users,noauto,unhide 0 0 # sys none /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs size=2G,nr_inodes=10k 0 0
ro: means readonly
rw: read and write access
users: means all users can mount/unmount
user: means that the user mounted has access
defaults: only root can mount it + mount at boot
noauto: no mount at boottime
The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.
Thanks for the prompt and very helpful reply.
I realized in looking over your fstab that I had been using "user" instead of "users" for both the CD-ROM and floppy. That smalll, but important change cleared up the problem