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I've mounted the cf slot of my multicard reader in almost the exact same way and for some reason it doens't show an icon.
Why do we have to reverse engineer this stuff? Why isn't it documented?
My new guess is that I have specified a user to own it, so it shows up on that user's desktop. I'll reboot and see.
I have no idea what's wrong, dude. I did mine just like yours, with the exception that I had to specify user and password for the share, and it didn't work. How lame. My windows machine is winXP, yours must be 2000? because I don't know if XP allows guest account network sharing.
Originally posted by jschiwal If you go into the KDE 'Configure your desktop' menu item. (KDE Control Center),
select LookNFeel -> Behavior.
Click on the 'Device Icons' tab.
Unselect the Mounted Samba Share entry.
Now I just need to find the gnome equiv.
Thanks for the tip!
I am having the same problem. too many smbfs icons on the gnome desktop. deleting them seems to work as a terribly temporary solution (only for the current login period). the problem is that I do not want all users to have access to (or knowledge of) these mounts. even such a simple solution as having a login script for various users delete these icons on startup. is there a simple way to do that, or has anyone figured out how to ACTUALLY tell gnome not to show these links. there are infact just links that gnome must generate on every login. where would it do that?
As it turns out, any entry in the fstab with the option 'user' listed has a desktop icon appear whenever it is mounted. Unfortunately, the checking on this isn't particularly stricty, and 'username' also appears to cause this behaviour. I simply removed the 'username=...' from my fstab, and it happily removed the icons once I'd umounted and mounted again. I'm guessing that just removing 'username' will not work for many people, and would suggest looking into the 'credentials' option that I came across somewhere else on the net. I dunno, I've never tried it.