Can someone help me with a new device action?

NRL NRLacasse at
Thu Jun 28 16:33:34 UTC 2012


I'm sorry about "thread hijacking" the other thread, I never heard of 
this but I will not do it any more.
I'm not sure if this is also "top posting" or not but if it is I do 
apologize for it.
I'm also sorry this email is so long.

On 06/27/2012 10:14 PM, Rex Dieter wrote:
> NRL wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Can someone tell me the correct command and parameter for a new action
>> in the Device Actions? I'm not a programmer but have tried guessing
>> several combinations. I really don't have a clue!
>> What I would like to do is add an option to the pop up menu when I put a
>> CD/DVD into the DVD drive. I would like an option for Dolphin to open up
>> so I can easily view the files on CD/DVD's. I'm a recent convert from
>> Windows and I have several hundred music CD's. I know there are several
>> file types on audio CD's. I'd like to copy the FLAC and OGG files into
>> my music directory. I'd also like to look at video files too.
>> The name of the new command is: Open CD/DVD with File Manager
>> I don't know what the command should be.
>> I don't know what the parameters should be.
I did some searching on the internet and found that my CD/DVD drive is 
not included in the /etc/fstab file. I tried adding it and my computer 
did not like the change I made. I'm glad I have Parted Magic.

This is what my fstab says:

# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Wed May 30 10:26:51 2012
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
/dev/vg_nrlacasse/lv_root / ext4 defaults 1 1
UUID=011851a9-8e9f-4bca-a834-6860abac0737 /boot ext4 defaults 1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_nrlacasse-lv_Home /home ext4 defaults 1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_nrlacasse-lv_swap swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=bed0b4f6-a25b-4332-8e39-2259a9989378 swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=331fd93b-f67c-412c-bc73-b877077269f7 swap swap defaults 0 0

I tried adding: /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto defaults 0 0

If this is why I cannot see the CD/DVD's in my media directory can 
someone tell me the correct information to add? Is the DVD drive part of 
the vg_nrlacasse logical volume group?

Should it be: /dev/vg_nrlacasse/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto defaults 0 0

I also did this wodim --devices to see what it said.

This is what I got.

[NRL at NRLacasse ~]$ wodim –devices
wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) :
0 dev='/dev/sg3' rwrw-- : 'ASUS' 'DRW-24B1ST a' 
[NRL at NRLacasse ~]$

The CD/DVD Drive is at: /dev/sr0

Thanks, Norman

> So, when I insert a data cd/dvd, I already get as one of the default actions
> from the kde device manager:
> Open with File Manager
> No need to do anything to achieve what you want here.
> Fwiw, what controls this is stuff under
> /usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/
> test-predicate-openinwindow.desktop, I believe in this case.
> -- rex
Hi Rex, I do not get this option. I will look into this, thanks Norman

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