KDE 3.3 v 3.4 and usb storage icons

Basil Fowler bjfowler at chanzy.eclipse.co.uk
Mon Sep 5 09:52:27 BST 2005


Last weekend, on a trial basis, I installed Kubuntu 5.0.4 in place of my old 
Mandrake 9.2. One of the main reasons was to improve the working of USB 
devices, especially cameras and USB storage devices.

Kubuntu uses KDE 3.4, kernel 2.6.10 and Xorg6.  When I plugged in a USB card 
reader, within a few seconds an icon appears. Clicking on the icon reveals a 
list of files on the card.

With KDE 3.3 that is on my Mandrake system, I activate the card by clicking on 
the mount point when konqueror is in file management mode.  Mandrake 9.2 uses 
kernel 2.4.22 and XFree 4.3.0. Sometimes to get the card to activate, I have 
to log out and relog in.  This is probably due to an idiosyncracy in Mandrake 
that automatically writes and deletes the relevant entry in /etc/fstab. 

My question is this:  Does the difference in behaviour stem from the version 
of KDE or from the kernel version? 

I want to remain with Mandrake 9.2 if possible.  My rather old graphics card 
runs much better with XFree 4.3 than Xorg6.  This is not unexpected, older 
hardware often runs better on older software.


Basil Fowler

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