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#1 2008-05-28 17:05:12

JeremyTheWicked
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[SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

Hi guys!

I finally set aside a few gigabites for Archlinux - it is no more in a virtual machine smile So far I managed to configure everything with the excellent wiki. It's runnin' and kickin'. smile I run accross only one problem:

When I insert a CD with a label that has non-ASCII characters (some Polish ones in my case) and I click on it's icon in Konqueror I get the message that "file such-and-such doesn't exist" - and the Polish characters are clearly misspelled (it is not a fonts' problem - I double checked). I can access the folder either via console or via konqueror if I go to the /media folder, though.

Any ideas how I can fix it? If you need more info, let me know.

Last edited by JeremyTheWicked (2008-05-31 14:46:07)


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#2 2008-05-29 12:37:36

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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

shameless self-bump


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#3 2008-05-29 12:53:26

Lachkater
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

Make sure your locale is set correct. http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Locale

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#4 2008-05-30 13:11:00

JeremyTheWicked
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

Hi.

Thanks for the answer. I looked through the wiki page you gave me. I had my locales OK. I didn't have the LC_LANG variable set so I set it in .bashrc to "LC_LANG=pl_PL-utf8". It hasn't helped though. I still get the error. It's not vital but it's annoying (I didn't get that in Ubuntu - I used Gnome though.

Any ideas?


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#5 2008-05-30 15:21:39

Llama
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

There's no need to tinker with locales for that; en_US.UTF-8 is enough. Here's a line from my /etc/fstab:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom   iso9660   ro,user,noauto,unhide,iocharset=utf8   0      0

iocharset=utf8 makes file names visible in any language. I'm not so sure about labels - it's not a good idea to use non-english letters in them anyway.

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#6 2008-05-30 22:55:15

JeremyTheWicked
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

Hi Llama.

That's a very good tip. In my fstab cdrom is commented out, though. I let HAL take care of it. Maybe it's a problem with HAL?

BTW. I know it's not a good idea to use non-English letters in labels. It wasn't me who burnt the CD.


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#7 2008-05-31 06:19:15

Llama
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

I use KDEmod and HAL obviously takes care of my CD drive. I don't remember uncommenting the line in /etc/fstab, but I do remember putting in "iocharset=utf8" smile . FWIW. Try and see.

The HAL's never been a trouble free piece of software; you have to put up with its quirks.

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#8 2008-05-31 08:16:49

JeremyTheWicked
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

I copied you version of the cd-rom fstab version. Let's see what happens. BTW. Do you have a separate fstab entry for DVD?


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#9 2008-05-31 08:22:32

Llama
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

Do you have a separate fstab entry for DVD?

I do. Frankly speaking, I don't know what it's for. My real drive is DVD/RW, it mounts as CD. The DVD entry is either superfluous or serving some special purpose.

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#10 2008-05-31 09:44:41

JeremyTheWicked
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

Hi again!

Your solution worked, Llama. You're my boss now wink

Thanks!


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#11 2008-05-31 10:22:04

Llama
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

You're welcome smile . Now it's advisable for you to edit the title of your initial post: add [SOLVED]. Perhaps more clear wording would be in order, too, for the benefit of the search engine. The problem seems to be a trifle in retrospect, but somehow it takes some effort to find the solution, doesn't it smile ?

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#12 2008-05-31 14:47:01

JeremyTheWicked
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Re: [SOLVED] KDEmod - problem with mounting b/c of non-ASCII characters

Thanks man. I marked it as solved. Don't know though how I could make the title better for the search machine.

Most problems in life are trivial once you know the solution wink


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