Konqueror: 'Removable Media' icons have changed to 'Hard Disk icons. Why? How to Fix?
Maybe it's late and my thought process isn't quite right, but I can't figure out why this is..
The only things I have edited lately, in relation to the various media devices I have connected, are my udev rules, and the fstab file.
This is Slackware 11, kernel=2.6.30, KDE-3.5.4
Where this started: I have had a little Kingston USB flash thingy for some time (many months), and ever since having gotten it configured with a udev rule to always give it the same device node, and an fstab line to go along with it, it has worked great (and still *works* great) and it has always been shown in Konquerors 'Storage Media' page as a little removable media icon, complete with 'Safely Remove blah blah..' and it mounts, unmounts, etc..
I have updated my kernel a few times along the way from then till now, but I don't recall the kernel ever influencing how my devices are shown in Konqueror. (LOL, maybe it just did!?)
What's happened since: I connected/installed a usb-based card-reader about a week or so ago, and so that got me delving back into the udev rules, and needing to make some more entries in fstab, for the card-reader slots (there are four).
While adding the card-reader rules to 11-usb-media.rules, I tidied up/adjusted the older rule for the Kingston gadget, and also added a couple other udev rules for a Verbatim USB hard drive I have, as well as a Duracell 16Gib flash gadget.
All the devices mount and unmount correctly, and they each have their same proper /dev node with each boot. However, somewhere along the line here, not only did the Kingston gadget change its icon to a hard disk icon, but ALL these things are now shown in Konqueror as Hard disks :(
It's not a huge deal, since they all work properly, however, there are 21 items in my 'Media:/' list, and 16 of them have hard disk icons! I would prefer if the flash/usb gadgets appeared as 'removable media' icons, as it would make selecting the right device a tiny bit easier, as I could zero in on the icons easier :)
FWIW, here's the udev stuff:
I do not currently automount ANY of the usb thingies.
I just want my 'removable media' icons back :confused:
I've searched, of course, LQ and Google, the Gentoo wiki, and can't find anything that refers to or fixes this.
Thanks for reading, and for any hints you may have.
I don't have an answer to your problem but an alternative suggestion to using fstab entries for removable media. I used to use fstab entries for removable media like you do and for the same reason; I wanted a consistent mount point. However, I now use partition labels on all my removable media and they consistently mount on /media/<Label> in all he distros I've tried. A partition label can be set with many partitioning tools but I tend to like gparted with the livecd, Parted Magic.
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