cd drive mounting

akonstam at trinity.edu akonstam at trinity.edu
Sat Dec 25 14:41:21 UTC 2004


On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 06:49:48PM -0700, Steve Fink wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-12-24 at 16:58 -0500, Mark Weaver wrote:
> > maybe I'm asking the question incorrectly. it just seems strange to me 
> > that there must be thousands of folks running FC3 without any trouble 
> > getting their CD drive to auto mount as normal users.
> > 
> > is this a true statement?
> > 
> > what is it within the system that is "supposed" to enable this 
> > functionality?
> > 
> > -- 
> > Mark
> > 
> > "If you have found a very wise man, then you've found
> > a man that at one time was an idiot and lived long enough
> > to learn from his own stupidity."
> > 
> 
> Mark,
> 
> This is a possible answer... 
> 
> >From what little I understand about HAL, HAL does not scan optical
> drives attached to the same bus as a hard drive.  So if your CD-ROM is
> slave to a hard drive, HAL will not scan the media state and therefore
> it will not auto mount.  Check to see if your CD-ROM is slaved to a hard
> drive and if so change it to another IDE bus, see what happens.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Steve
I have two CD drives mounted on a separate device controller and
neither of them automount.
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