[kde-linux] Re: mounting fixed and removable devices

Christopher Roy Bratusek zanghar at freenet.de
Sun Jan 16 19:45:37 UTC 2011

On Sunday 16 January 2011 21:41:40 Dr.-Ing. Edgar Alwers wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:23:20 +0000 (UTC)
> Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at cox.net> wrote:
> > Hal (and thus KDE... thru 4.5 anyway, hal's deprecated and I believe 4.6
> > switches to udev and friends for this) normally won't touch (ignores)
> > anything listed in /etc/fstab , since it's presumed that the admin wants
> > those managed manually.
> Well, Hal is deprecated but still needed. We need k3b, and as you say, it
> asks for Hal
> > It's thus likely that it's the fstab listing triggering the "ignore"
> > rather than the fact that it's a fixed device, and removing/commenting
> > that line in fstab should allow hal (and thus kde) to access it.
> Nope. The devices we are talking about where not in fstab !

Hmm, yeah, I had that problem with NTFS drives (which couldn't be mounted by 
Dolphin, even with ntfs-3g installed)


> Of course, we can live with it, including some lines in fstab. But it is a
> little frustating, that we started building ( my wife and me ) the same
> system on two different machines, the one working correct, the other not,
> and we cannot discover the reason
> Anyway, Duncan, thank you very much. We are facing other problems at the
> moment, may be we need to ask for help in short ( authorization issues )
> Edgar

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