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#1 2004-03-03 02:06:17

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KDE 3.2 CD-ROM and Floppy Icons under Arch Linux 0.6/2.6

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)?

Thanks.

Win

#2 2004-03-03 02:45:13

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Re: KDE 3.2 CD-ROM and Floppy Icons under Arch Linux 0.6/2.6

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


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#3 2004-03-03 04:18:53

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Re: KDE 3.2 CD-ROM and Floppy Icons under Arch Linux 0.6/2.6

Thanks, dp.

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

Regards.

Win

#4 2004-03-03 04:48:40

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Re: KDE 3.2 CD-ROM and Floppy Icons under Arch Linux 0.6/2.6

you're welcome


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