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#1 2004-12-27 19:17:05

murpheus40
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Registered: 2004-03-04
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Why I can't mount with Rox but works from a terminal?

Hi,

I'm using Xfce4.2 (RC-3) and I use rox as file manager. The thing is if I try to mount a cd by clicking on the icon while using rox, nothing is happening. But if I open-up a terminal and type "mount /mnt/cd" it works!  :shock:
As root, I can mount with rox without problem. I dont think its a permission problem, because like I said, from a terminal I can mount without problem (as normal user)...

Any idea?
Thanks

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#2 2004-12-28 05:04:03

Gnipper
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Registered: 2004-12-03
Posts: 7

Re: Why I can't mount with Rox but works from a terminal?

I believe Rox reads from the file /etc/fstab in order to mount drives. Check that this file has Owner, Group and World read permissions set. i.e. start Rox as root, navigate to /etc, right click on fstab then select 'Properties'. Under 'Permission - Read' make sure the Owner, Group and World boxes are ticked.

You might find that the Xfce file manager (xffm) has the same problem mounting drives until you change the fstab permissions. Hope this helps.

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Gnipper

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#3 2004-12-28 18:20:33

_will
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Registered: 2004-07-08
Posts: 123

Re: Why I can't mount with Rox but works from a terminal?

yeah i can't mount in rox as a user and my fstab is not univerally readable

02:23:55 [~] $ cat /etc/fstab
cat: /etc/fstab: Permission denied

but mounts fine as root

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#4 2004-12-28 19:23:53

Mr Green
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From: U.K.
Registered: 2003-12-21
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Re: Why I can't mount with Rox but works from a terminal?

$ ls -la /etc/fstab
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1228 2004-12-20 15:31 /etc/fstab

roll


Mr Green

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#5 2004-12-28 22:24:00

murpheus40
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Registered: 2004-03-04
Posts: 77

Re: Why I can't mount with Rox but works from a terminal?

Gnipper wrote:

I believe Rox reads from the file /etc/fstab in order to mount drives. Check that this file has Owner, Group and World read permissions set. i.e. start Rox as root, navigate to /etc, right click on fstab then select 'Properties'. Under 'Permission - Read' make sure the Owner, Group and World boxes are ticked.

You might find that the Xfce file manager (xffm) has the same problem mounting drives until you change the fstab permissions. Hope this helps.

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Gnipper

Bingo! You're right Gnipper!
Thank you very much smile

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