CD-ROM in File-Dialog Speedbar, How?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Fri Aug 15 08:14:54 BST 2003

Dik Takken wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to be able to open files from a cd-rom drive without having to
> manually mount it from the command-line or having to go to the desktop
> and mount the device there. I guess the only way to do that (except for
> using autofs, but I *hate* autofs) is to put CD-ROM drives in the
> speedbars of my KDE File Dialogs. I can add anything to my speedbar by
> editing the 'kdeglobals' file, as long as it has a URL, like:
> - floppy:/
> -
> But what URL lets me automatically mount and access my CD-ROM?? /mnt/cdrom
> does not work. Creating a CD-ROM device link on the desktop and putting
> the URL of the link in the speedbar does not work either.
> What I need is a URL that I can put in my Speedbar, such that the speedbar
> contains a Icon that works exactly like a device link on the desktop: You
> click on it, it mounts the device, and you're ready to go.
> Many Thanks to anyone who can provide some information about this!

Sorry, I don't think that that will work.

The reference: "floppy:/a" isn't a URL, it is a kio-slave that does MTools. 
  Unfortunately, MTools doesn't support CD-ROMs.  I don't think that there 
is a kio-slave for UMount which does.

You could put the icon on your toolbar (Kicker).


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