Re: Kde devices's automounting on desktop
Null Pointer wrote:
> On Friday 28 October 2005 08:24, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Martin Steigerwald wrote:
>> > KDE 3.4 ... does not automount, but it puts an icon (or
>> > more when there are several partitions on the medium) that
>> > you can click to mount it.
>> I don't think that's _quite_ right. aiui, if you create the
>> correct hal .fdi files, you can specify that the device be
>> automounted. Gnome seems to have better support for that
>> end of things.
> With only some parts of 3.4 installed, I restarted KDE and got
> the 3.4 login screen. I logged in, opened Konq, clicked on
> storage media, and then plugged in a SanDisk flash drive. Its
> icon immediately appeared, correctly labeled. When I clicked
> on the drive's icon, it mounted and Konq correctly displayed
> the contents. Files opened properly, etc.
> The context menu for the icon lists 'mount' and 'safely
> remove.' It does not have 'unmount' as an option -- even when
> the device is mounted. The icon properly indicates if the
> device is mounted or not. "Safely remove' seems to have
> replaced 'unmount' for removeable media.
> It seems to work just as Martin indicated -- and was the
> primary reason I chose to get the 3.4 from Sid.
Exactly - why I said not "quite" right. That's the way everything works by
default, and is definitely good enough for me.
> While it may be possible to script things so that the device is
> mounted automatically when it is plugged in, I see that as an
> unnecessary risk for removeable media, at least for my current
> applications. I prefer it to mount when I click on the icon,
> so I'm happy with what I am finding in 3 he;.
It's not a matter of scripting, but of setting attributes for specific
devices & media. You could, for instance (I think) make your CD player
only automount CDs with specific volume labels - way too much work to do by
hand, but some helper program might take advantage of it. For instance,
your audio player might have a record of all the CDs you've played, and add
their labels into hal's database so that whenever you reinsert a CD from
your audio collection it is automatically played.
I don't see automounting a USB memory stick to be an unnecessary risk, and
I've seen enough users demanding it and then writing their own .fdi's so
that their sticks do automount. It's "unmounting" that's the problem :-)