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Old 08-23-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Gnome-volume-manager and device name


Hello,

I have two questions concerning gnome-volumemanager :

* How to change the name of mounting device, currently i've got things like : "10GB Hard Drive", i have a look to udev and hal, but i can't figure out.

* In my sid box, i've got two partitions i auto mount at startup, before using gnome-volume-manager, they appears on the desktop, but now not, how can i add them to the desktop ?


Thanks for your help
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: Gnome-volume-manager and device name

Quote:
Originally posted by punx120
* In my sid box, i've got two partitions i auto mount at startup, before using gnome-volume-manager, they appears on the desktop, but now not, how can i add them to the desktop ?
Just a symbolic link:
Code:
ln -s /medi/mounted-device ~/Desktop/mounted-device
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:57 AM   #3
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Ok it works, but is there a cleaner way to do this ?

I believe that there is a way to configure udev, hal or gvm in order to pur icons on desktop or not, and to give the mounted device the name want.

Thanks for your relpy.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 05:36 AM   #4
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Gnome volume manager checks if it can find an entry for the device in /etc/fstab. If it does, it will respect setting given there., including the name (of the mountpoint).

If you use USB memory sticks, it would be advisable to include entries for them in fstab also... I use options "sync,dirsync,noatime" to reduce amount of writes to the stick - thus increasing it's lifetime. By default gnome volume manager mounts filesystems without specific options. Check /etc/mtab to see with what options your harddisk is mounted.

Btw. if you add option "users" to your device in fstab, you will see icon on the gnome desktop whenever the device is mounted. Option "user" might work also, but with that option only the user who mounted the device (or root) will be able to unmount it.

Last edited by basileus; 08-26-2005 at 05:38 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 12:17 PM   #5
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Well the mount point are respected. The problem is the name displayed in nautilus or my desktop.

For my hard disk, it's 39G Hard drive, i'd like to set up a name more explicit.

Thanks for yor advices on usb memory stick mounting options.
 
  


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