Right click and eject zip disk

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Aug 1 18:14:27 BST 2007

On Wednesday 01 August 2007, Chris wrote:
> Hello.
> I have installed Gentoo Linux on a macintosh g3 (blue).  Things are
> working great, except for one problem.
> I have KDE setup to automatically show the icons for any external
> media.  This system has a zip drive and a cdrom.  Both show on the
> desktop as they should.
> --BUT--
> When the zip drive is "right-clicked", there is no option for eject in
> the menu!  This is a macintosh, remember, and they do not have an
> eject button on the case.  This computer is to go to a normal user who
> knows nothing about the command line.  I am trying to keep this as
> intuitable and consistent as possible.
> I have looked through the entire kde directory tree, and cannot find
> the desktop file for the "Zip Disk" file which auto-populates on each
> users desktop.  I thought if I could find it, I could hack it and add
> an eject statement, but it is nowhere to be found on my entire hard
> drive.

Mounting/Unmounting on current KDE versions is handled through the HAL system 

Maybe HAL does not correctly identify the ZIP drive/medium as ejectable.

Try to check the output of
% lshal
for the ZIP drive and look for eject or something similar


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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