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Re: [opensuse] automount?
  • From: Stevens <fred00sandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:52:53 -0600
  • Message-id: <200701112252.53779.fred00sandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 10 January 2007 13:08, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Wednesday 2007-01-10 at 11:44 -0600, Stevens wrote:
> > I added a drive to my system, put 10.2 on it and can boot to
> > either it or my old 9.1 drive, mainly to compare operations
> > between the versions. My big problem with 10.2 is tied to
> > the dvd:
> >
> > I cannot pop in a movie dvd and browse with konqueror
> > because automount (subfs) is deprecated.
>
> Well, that's probably not the reason, but anyway.
>
> > I installed ivman but it says that /dev/hdc (the dvd drive)
> > doesn't exist, probably because it has a movie dvd in it.
>
> It should exist even if there is a movie inside. Even more,
> with no disk inside there should be a device node.
>
> > Obviously 10.2 can see a data dvd when it's in /dev/hdc or
> > software adds from the dvd wouldn't work.
> >
> > So, what do I need to do to duplicate the automount function
> > that works so well in 9.1?
>
> It works different.
>
> If you use gnome or kde, it works. I mean, both environment
> handle automount themselves, somehow. This means that you
> should _not_ have any line in the /etc/fstab refering the dvd
> drive.
>
> If you don't use either gnome or kde, then the drives will
> simply not mount, unless you modify things.
>
> You may use traditional manual mount, adding the clasic line
> to the fstab.
>
> Do not use subfs. Mind! The autorepair dvd of 10.1 thinks the
> /etc/fstab file is wrong and adds a subfs line for the dvd
> there - a bug, IMHO, which I don't know if 10.2 has solved or
> not.
>
> Only if you want automatic mounting and you do not use either
> KDE or Gnome, then install and configure ivman.
>
>
> However, in all cases, you should have the corresponding
> device /dev/hdc or whatever, if there is a drive - regardless
> of it status, I think. If there isn't, that's what you have to
> solve first.
>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Carlos E. R.
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