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#1 2005-04-10 09:14:07

rabadash
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How to install submount

I know there's a guide on the wiki to install automount or something like that, but I want to install submount and was wondering exactly what steps should be taken to do so?

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#2 2005-04-10 10:05:30

dtw
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Re: How to install submount

getting submount going is easy.  you could try searching the forum for submount! that'd be a good start smile

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#3 2005-04-10 10:24:17

iphitus
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Re: How to install submount

Instead of submount, you're probably better off using a program like ivman, its in the pacman repos. Just pacman -S ivman
then add dbus, hal, and ivman to your /etc/rc.conf daemons line, then copy the default ivman configs into place in /etc/ivman.

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#4 2005-04-10 10:28:28

dtw
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Re: How to install submount

personally, iph, i find hal and dbus really unstable, and ivman is a bit too much hassle (overkill) if all you want to do is auto mount your usbpen - just my opinion tho smile

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#5 2005-04-10 10:54:55

cmp
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Re: How to install submount

if you compile your own kernel, you could also try supermount. works very nice

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#6 2005-04-10 11:23:40

iphitus
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Re: How to install submount

dibblethewrecker wrote:

personally, iph, i find hal and dbus really unstable, and ivman is a bit too much hassle (overkill) if all you want to do is auto mount your usbpen - just my opinion tho smile

Really?

dbus and hal have never caused problems for me, and quite frankly, you're going to be seeing a lot of dbus soon, its going to become a core component of the desktop.

give in now while you stil have a chance tongue

besides, i think something like automounting is something that should be done in userspace, rather than as a kernel module or driver. I have also found ivman substantially more reliable than supermount or submount. Besides ivman *isnt* really a hassle, nor overkill, i dont know how you could say that. Its really notthat hard to pacman -S ivman, rename 2 files as it tells you two, and then add to DAEMONS line.

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#7 2005-04-10 12:22:29

T-Dawg
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Re: How to install submount

I've been having problems with ivman lately to the point that I just disabled it entirely. I couldn't get anything to save on my flash drive and when I did, I got a folder inside a folder inside a folder forever. When I tried to delete that folder I got a filesystem error. Tried reformatting it but didn't help.
Using udev, dbus, hal and kde 3.4 my fstab syncs with my flashdrive and dvd/cdrom and I'm able to open any device
from other programs without 'mounting', just click on the device and everything opens up. wink(only if a kde app.)

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#8 2005-04-10 14:08:13

lanrat
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Re: How to install submount

You can use my pkgbuild:
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=5537
It builds package with submount module for your kernel. Then you only have to install it and change fstab.
For cd automounting I'm using this:

/dev/hdc        /mnt/cd     subfs       fs=cdfss,ro,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0

(actually I'm using it with iso8859-2)

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#9 2005-04-11 06:06:20

dtw
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Re: How to install submount

i've had similar experiences to penguin, permissions seem a bit screwed up - i think ivman is half-finished at best and half-arsed at worst. i mean look at the "mapping" business - translate that into what to do if you use udev?

i say overkill because if you want ivman you have to have hal and dbus, that's all, three pkgs and three daemons to automount a usbpen?

my system frequently hangs at shutdown when stopping HAL or DBUS.

I liked ivman - it's just that, for all the hassle, it doesn't really do much AND it certainly doesn't do it very quickly!

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