Just installed ICEWM and KDE3 using the 32-bit DVD of 12.2RC1, following my regular "from scratch" method. Installed into fresh EXT4 true (not VM) partition. This time I did NOT add the HAL module, NOR add/use the KDE3-HAL-enabled repo.
Everything seems to work fine, upon cursory use, with one exception. When I mount an USB Thumb Drive, KDE comes up with its regular "what do you want to do?" dialogue, but immediately after selecting an (open a window) option, I get the following error message:
"Unable to mount medium "openSUSE-DVD-i586-Build0050". Reason: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /run/media/root/openSUSE-DVD-i586-Build0050: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=0,gid=0,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500" "/dev/sdb1" "/run/media/root/openSUSE-DVD-i586-Build0050"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so"
SDB1 is, of course, the USB thumb drive. Also, nothing shows up subsequently in /media or /mnt in Konquerer as to the contents of that thumb drive, after the error message appears.
I don't know if this is a KDE3 or 12.2 issue, but thought that I would mention it here first. NOTE: 1. Mounting a DVD in a SATA-connected reader/writer works fine and normal. Its contents also show up in /media in Konquerer. 2. Both the thumb drive and the dvd may be ejected/released using an entry that shows up normally in the "Storage Media" icon on the desktop.