mounted device icons not appearing in F9 (rawhide)

Janez Košmrlj janezkosmr at volja.net
Sun May 18 18:22:18 UTC 2008


rlengland at verizon.net wrote:
>> From: Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com>
>> Date: 2008/04/25 Fri PM 01:13:25 CDT
>> To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list at redhat.com>
>> Subject: Re: mounted device icons not appearing in F9 (rawhide)
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>> On Friday 25 April 2008 04:46:03 Richard England wrote:
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>>> I have what I believe is a fully updated rawhide F9 installation with
>>> NFS functioning.
>>>
>>> I have entries in /etc/fstab and the   "mount /mnt/foo"  commands work
>>> as expected and data is accessible on the mounted drives (mounted from
>>> other systems on my internal home network).
>>>
>>> The only issue I'm seeing is that the desktop icons are not appearing on
>>> the F9 system.
>>>
>>> The mounts are being done by opening a new terminal and su'ing to root.
>>> In past release this caused the desktop icons to appear. Is anyone else
>>> seeing this behaviour?  Any suggestions on where to investigate?
>>>
>>> I was unsuccessful locating anything resembling this on Bugzilla.
>>>
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>> I'm not sure that we are going to get the desktop icons - and I for one do 
>> prefer them, for their visibility.  In F9 a widget pops up when such a device 
>> is inserted, and in that widget you elect to open it in dolphin.  You can 
>> configure the length of time that the widget stays visible.
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>> The question I asked was how to umount it.  I was told that it is done within 
>> dolphin - the icon in the left-hand panel.  It works, no doubt about it, but 
>> I don't like it much.  For one thing, it feels clumsy in the extreme to open 
>> it by one method and then use a totally unrelated method to umount it.
>>
>> Anne
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> I wasn't real clear, I guess.  
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> The mounted devices, in my case, are not removable devices.  They are disks that exist on other computers on my network that are shared by NFS.  (BTW, I see the same issue with smb/cifs.)  I manually perform the mounts when needed. using "mount /mnt/<exported_directory>"  with  the appropriated entries added to fstab....
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> Also, I'm using Gnome, if that matters. 
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> Trying to read between the lines, is the fstab entry technique deprecated?  Is there a new process that is supposed to be used?  I suffer from a certain amount of inertia, here.  If it works, I just keep on using the same technique.  Perhaps I missed the change.  
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> Enlighten me, anyone?
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> Thanks,
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> ~~R
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> ~~R
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same for me. i have some nfs shares entered in fstab and i can't see 
them on the computer icon or when mounted on the desktop like it was in 
previous fedora releases. in gnome i can only do manual mounts via Disk 
Mounter applet. did i miss some default changes or is this a bug.

thanks




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