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Re: [opensuse] DVD Mount problem
  • From: James Watkins <misterwatto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:28:29 +0000
  • Message-id: <200701151328.29406.misterwatto@xxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 14 January 2007 13:08, russbucket wrote:

> Does anyone know what creates the mount point in /media. YaST is able to
> read the dvd drive, hal sees the drive and it looks described correctly.

I believe the media manager kde service is responsible for this. Check that
it is enabled by going to Control Centre -> KDE Components -> Service Manager
and make sure that KDED Media Manager and Media Notifier Daemon are both
checked. As far as I understand it, these 'services' are actually provided
by a super-daemon called kded so it might be worth checking that it is
running with:

ps aux | grep kded

Having said all this, your services should be ok if your cd drive gets
auto-mounted correctly.
As far as icons are concerned, you can add the Media Control applet to your
panel or have them appear Apple-style on your desktop using the Control
Centre -> Desktop -> Behaviour, Device Icons tab as previously discussed.
The only other thing I can think of is that someone may have chosen the 'Do
Nothing' action and enabled it as the default. To undo this, go to Control
Centre -> Peripherals -> Storage Media. Select the relevant media types in
turn (Mounted DVD, Blank DVD, etc.) and check that there are no auto-actions
associated with them. Sorry if this sounds a bit patronising but these
things happen sometimes, it took me ages to find out how to undo default
auto-actions. One last thing I would mention is that I found this auto-mount
mechanism to be a bit intermittent under 10.1, media would quite often fail
to mount when the system was under heavy load, however, I've found it to be
much improved with 10.2.

Good luck,

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