Re: Automounter in KDE
On Monday 08 August 2005 07:19, serja wrote:
> I doubt it configurable through gui in kde, because kde don't have any
> options to configure it with the exception that when you enable the
> device's icons at your desktop it should display a mounted cd-rom's, etc.
> icons at the desktop and in most distributions I've used before it worked -
> after inserting an CD it was automatically mounted. Because if gnome has
> this feature I doubt that kde hasn't it. But the question is how to make it
afaik KDE _IS_ really missing it. For KDE-Applications it doesn't really
matter. If they access media:/cdrom for example, it's getting mounted
automatically by KDE. But "normal" apps, like OpenOffice.org, which don't use
KDE-IOSlaves but access /media/cdrom, won't see anything until you mounted it
KDE 3.4 now has the ability to show devices in media:/ which are just inserted
(USB-Sticks, i guess also Firewire-Devices), but it still doesn't mount them
When i first saw gnome-volume-manager, i wrote a python-script which does the
job. But since i had to import the whole gtk-thing just to get the mainloop
(which is needed, if you want to use dbus) i gave the whole thing up. The
initial version is still working fine on 2 of my machines, but it lacks many
functions such as a GUI or umounting by mouseclick.
If anyone is interested in creating an automounter based on hal, dbus and
pmount, which isn't depending on KDE, Gnome or any other WM (or X11 at all!),
please contact me, i'd really like to contribute. Doing the job totally by
myself is not possible, since i still lack real programming-skills.
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