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Re: gnome-volume-manager: does not receive any messages

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 02:12:27PM +0200, Sjoerd Simons wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 01:53:13PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 12:37:51PM +0200, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> > > Iserting a new data CD has no visible consequences. It is not auto
> > > mounted, the "CD-Rom" icon in the "Computer" location remains
> > > unchanged.  On unmounting, the CD is not ejected. Also, DVDs and empty
> > > CDs are ignored.
> > 
> > AFAIK, g-v-m also needs special treatment of /etc/fstab in order to
> > enable it to actually mount the stuff (as a user), did you look for
> > that?
> > 
> > I've no idea how this is handled in Debian, but perhaps the
> > documentation might give you a hint on this.
> gvm just calls mount on the device. So there must be an fstab entry for
> the devices that is mountable by the user. 
> A generic way to automagically add new devices to fstab is in gvm's
> upstream TODO. 

Yeah, I listened to Robert's talk about project utopia at FOSDEM, where
he stated that this is a as-of-yet unresolved problem. I guess it's way
too late for sarge, but this is pretty much downstream realm - Debian
can decide how to do this, and I hope the respective maintainers will
work together to make sarge+1 rock for hardware integration.

> Although it's a little out of gvm's scope imho.

I agree. In order to get D-Bus and HAL to be taken seriously across the
Free Software community, they need be kept decoupled from GNOME just
like gstreamer - the same goes for whatever scheme is used to handle

Documenting how the admin needs to change fstab in order for users to be
able to use g-v-m would be very nice to have for sarge though - if that
is not the case yet already.


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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