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Re: USB Media

On Wednesday 24 March 2004 21:13, Patrick Dreker wrote:
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> Am Mittwoch, 24. März 2004 20:44 schrieb Dr.-Ing. C. Hurschler:
> > I read somewhere that there might be a script out there which will put an
> > icon on the KDE desktop when a USB device is plugged in.  I'm having the
> > problem that sometimes USB devices get attached to sda, and sometimes sdb
> > or sdc.
> >
> > Anyoune heard of such a srcipt or utility?
> KDE has this ability built-in (check Control-Center -> Desktop -> Behaviour
> -> Device Icons (Warning: translated from German, may be inaccurate)).

Thanks, I foud that, but it doesn't seem to work for USB devices, or am I 
missing something there (I'm using the 3.2-1 packages from unstable on a 
testing/unstable system)

> The real solution to the device naming problem is in kernel 2.6, which can
> use a userspace utility named "udev", which can assign device names using
> e.g. the Model/Vendor ID Strings in the device itself. This way one can
> associate e.g. "Lexar Jumpdrive" with /dev/memorystick, which solves the
> problem. But "udev" is not ready for widespread production use (IMHO). I
> use it on my SID desktop machine, but I had to configure quite some things
> so e.g. my scanner and my DVD burner worked...
> But maybe the KDE feature is already enough...

hm, not sure if I want to tackle that.



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Dr.-Ing. C. Hurschler
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