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#1 2006-09-16 13:18:31

From: Portsmouth, UK
Registered: 2006-09-11
Posts: 32

Some annoyances

well, I've been using arch now for a few months, I switched from ubuntu for the speed (before that I was using fedora).

And anyway, there are a few annoyances I still cannot work out how to fix and I would wondering if you could give me some solutions.

First, is when I insert a device, it gets recognised, but not mounted until I click on it, this is quite annoying as I am used to inserting a disc, or a USB device and having it mounted automatically and shown on the desktop, now I am using gnome 2.14 and the hal and dbus from the main repositories, hal and dbus are loaded in rc.conf, are there any other things I would need to load for this? or do I need to write some things for udev?

Second is the CD not ejecting when I press the button on the drive, and having to use "eject" to do it for me, I'm lazy with that wink

and Third, every time I try to compile gnome 2.16 from the PKGBUILDS or download from shadowhands repository, I always end up with a broken gnome desktop. GDM will load, then I login and gnome loads, but it has just two panels and the plain desktop, no icons, no text, and I cant click and drag or anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, sorry for being so stupid  :oops:


#2 2006-09-16 13:44:08

Registered: 2005-04-03
Posts: 834

Re: Some annoyances

I don't know how GDM launches anything, but for me not to get the last annoyance your talking about I have to not launch dbus in rc.conf and instead put 'dbus-launch gnome-session' in my .xinitrc (which i launch by startx ofc)

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#3 2006-09-16 13:57:10

From: Poland
Registered: 2006-09-14
Posts: 47

Re: Some annoyances

About CD: maybe you should install eject (pacman -Sy eject)

About mounting media: maybe you should enable some options in gconf-editor (/desktop/gnome/volume_manager/automount_drives and /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/automount_media).
And check if you have gnome-volume-manager, hal and dbus-session running.

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#4 2006-09-16 23:58:54

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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
Posts: 4,927

Re: Some annoyances

I'm sure gvm would have an option for not locking the cd drive door, but if it doesnt.....

Run this, and then add it to your /etc/rc.local:
echo 0 > /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/lock


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