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#1 2004-04-17 15:31:35

Marauder1
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-04-03
Posts: 32

XFFM and FSTAB

Hi everyone ,

Wandering why in XFFM (file manager for XFCE4) the FSTAB
when selected, shows only a loading .... line and then stays like
this forever.
I thought it would be my fstab file but all my drives seems to
mount corectly.

Any ideas what it could be ???

Thanks.

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#2 2004-04-17 15:44:39

Mr Green
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Registered: 2003-12-21
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Re: XFFM and FSTAB

I have checked mine in Xfce4 & it works Ok.

Clicked arrow list came up....

Mr Green


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#3 2004-04-17 16:10:57

Marauder1
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-04-03
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Re: XFFM and FSTAB

I click the arrow and a Loading.... line appears ans stays forever.

?????

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#4 2004-04-17 16:17:17

Mr Green
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Re: XFFM and FSTAB

all I can say is something in Xfce4 is wrong

Are you running Xfce4 under another DM?

Mr Green

(Maybe someone will jump in & help out who uses Xfce4 alot!)


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#5 2004-04-17 16:31:53

Marauder1
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-04-03
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Re: XFFM and FSTAB

By DM do you mean desktop manager ?
If so, nah im using GDM  for user entrance in
the system but that about it.

Im asking this because i would like to give
XFFM a chance by using it a bit.

My real FM is emelfm.

Thanks Anyway Mr.Green  smile

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#6 2004-04-18 03:17:38

aCoder
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Re: XFFM and FSTAB

This happened to me, and I'm not sure why, since it doesn't happen on everyone's system, but I fixed it by changing the devfs names in fstab to static names, but if you do this, make sure you have the compatibility symlinks on.  It didn't help one of my friends though, so it's not really consistent.


If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
  - John Cage

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#7 2004-04-18 15:23:45

Marauder1
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-04-03
Posts: 32

Re: XFFM and FSTAB

Hello aCoder,

I don't understand what you mean ?
Do you mean change the mounting point or change the device name ?
And what is  :

...make sure you have the compatibility symlinks on.

Never heard of this ???

Thanks for you patience . wink

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#8 2004-04-18 17:16:03

aCoder
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Re: XFFM and FSTAB

The device names in Arch's fstab are for devfs, and XFCE support for that is inconsistent, so it may help to take a /dev/discs/disc0/part1 and make it a /dev/hda1.  The symlinks I'm talking about are probably already turned on, but if you're interested, there's a little info on them in your /etc/devfsd.conf.


If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
  - John Cage

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#9 2004-04-18 20:01:57

Haplo
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From: Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany
Registered: 2004-04-17
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Re: XFFM and FSTAB

Marauder1, I had the same problem with xffm. I resolved the problem by making /etc/fstab world readable (from 600 to 644).

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#10 2004-04-18 23:08:35

Marauder1
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-04-03
Posts: 32

Re: XFFM and FSTAB

Thanks aCoder,

i did try the old devfs names and they did mount manually, but not
in the xffm fstab option.
Next step is to change fstab to world readable but what is the syntax?

is it  : chmod 0644 /etc/fstab ?

Thank Haplo !
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#11 2004-04-18 23:22:11

Marauder1
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-04-03
Posts: 32

Re: XFFM and FSTAB

Could not wait ...

I did chmod 644 /etc/fstab and .....

Yes it worked thanks a million haplo  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile

But why is this not ok when you install arch from the beginning ?

Bye.

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