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Re: udev - easy setup ?

On Friday 05 August 2005 21:03, Sridhar M.A. wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 03:20:00PM -0400, H. S. wrote:
>    > > Good!  I'm glad to see things are coming along.  I don't regularly
>    > > use either of the DEs and just use IceWM, so I haven't seen this
>    > > progression first hand.
>    >
>    > Hmm ... If something like this comes along in IceWM, it would be
>    > really great. I have an old computer setup as a router in my home. I
>    > am running IceWM on it and have to manually mount stuff like this the
>    > odd times I have needed to.
> I have not tried this, but from the description, usbmount might fit the
> bill. It is supposed to be independent of desktops, so it should work
> well. If anyone has tried it, will be nice to get some feedback.
> Description: automatically mount and unmount USB mass storage devices
>  This package automatically mounts USB mass storage devices (typically
>  USB pens) when they are plugged in, and unmounts them when they are
>  removed. The mountpoints (/media/usb[0-7] by default), filesystem types
>  to consider, and mount options are configurable. When multiple devices
>  are plugged in, the first available mountpoint is automatically
>  selected. If the device provides a model name, a symbolic link
>  /var/run/usbmount/MODELNAME pointing to the mountpoint is automatically
>  created.
>  .
>  The script that does the (un)mounting is called by the udev daemon.
>  Therefore, USBmount requires a 2.6 (or newer) kernel.
>  .
>  USBmount is intended as a lightweight solution which is independent of
>  a desktop environment. Users which would like an icon to appear when an
>  USB device is plugged in should use the pmount and hal packages
>  instead.
>  .
>  Homepage: http://usbmount.alioth.debian.org/
> What I would like to know is its interaction with hal and
> gnome-volume-manager?
I have not gotten this to work at all.  The mount points are always, ah, 

> Regards,

Damon L. Chesser

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