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Tuesday, August 2nd 2005, 1:37pm

Storage media applet..

Hi! I've got a problem with floppy item in Storage Media Applet.
Two identical Suse 9.3 installations, one is managing correctly the floppy (as I click on floppy icon in Storage media, /dev/fd0 is mounted in /media/floppy and it's content is shown in the browser), while the other doesnt't work (clicking the icon seems to do nothing, nothing appears in the browser, but floppy's content is mounted correctly in /media/floppy). Anyone could explain why I can't see anything in the browser even if /media/floppy is mounted correctly?
And why I can't umount floppy from the browser icon in both case, and I have to umount floppy manually?
Any help will be appreciate!

P.S. I think that the last question is similar to skuro's...
Gorgonauta - SuSe9.3 - Kde3.4


Tuesday, August 16th 2005, 8:15am

there is something is KDE to automount devices, it is called 'hal' it is possible that one of your system is installed with it and not the other

by the way I have no idea how to install hal, only for gentoo, when you compile kde you add the USE='hal' flag



Wednesday, August 24th 2005, 7:42am

Hal is loaded in both systems. I noticed that when Suse installation ends, the applet works this way:
- Clicking on the floppy icon mount /dev/fd0 in /media/floppy an the content is shown in the browser, but then there's no way to umount /media/floppy, only root can umount by command line.
After Suse online update:
- Clicking on the floppy icon mount /dev/fd0 in /media/floppy, but none is shown in the browser window, and the message is "floppy not mounted". So if I change to /media/floppy in a shell, I can see floppy's content, but there's no way to get it by clicking on the floppy icon. Anyway, once again is not possible to umount /media/floppy if you're not root (umount works only from command line...)

All the others media work correctly (flash cards, usb hdd and so on..), clicking on icons will result in showing files in browser window and anyone can umount device by right-clicking the icon and select "umount".

I can't work it out!
Gorgonauta - SuSe9.3 - Kde3.4

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "gorgonauta" (Aug 24th 2005, 7:45am)


Thursday, January 5th 2006, 10:54am

same problem

i am actually experiencing the same problem on my Suse 9.3 (kde 3.4 under Suse linux 9.3)
Through the worstation desktop icon all devices can be well accessed except floppy drive, giving a 'media error' message'
anything new about how to correct it ?

thanks in advance

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "lolo666" (Jan 5th 2006, 10:56am)


Thursday, January 5th 2006, 2:46pm

well, i am going a little more further, i can get rid of the error message adding the 'users' option for /dev/floppy in my fstab
by the way, via konqueror the access tropugh media:/fd0 gives me an empty devices

i notice in the 'My computer' that the Floppy drive icon indicates
- the floppy is not mounted (while with a cdrom, i see the usual green triangle)
- permissions are set d r -- --- ---

on a suse 9.2-kde 3.3, where all is working fine, i see the permissions are set to d r-x --- ---
wouldn't this be the cause ?

thanks for any help or idea