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Old 07-18-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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KDE in fedora8 doesnt recognize the windows files


My laptop has xp-sp2 on it.I recently installed fedora8. It was installed in an extended partition category within on of my windows partitions. Allocated about 1 gb for swap too. My GNOME recognizes my windows files and i have no difficulty in accessing them. But my KDE fails to open those files and says something like TODO problem. When i tried ta search in the handbook,it failed to create an index for the searching too....Can i get any suggestions please?
 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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I would like to ask you for 3 pieces of information to help diagnose the problem. Please go into Gnome, open a terminal and run this command:

mount

Then post the output of the mount command here.

Similarly, go into KDE, open a terminal and issue the mount command. Then post the output here.

From either Gnome or KDE, it doesn't matter which, list the file /etc/fstab and post the list here.

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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KDE is a window manager that has nothing to do with Windows files. The same is true for Gnome. In both cases you must have launched some application, most likely a file manager, and that application throws the error message. Can you tell which application you use to access those Windows files?

Under Gnome I assume that Nautilus runs as the default file manager, under KDE it would be Konqueror - at least that's the case under a default Fedora 8.

I'm using Fedora 8 on most of my computers as well and don't have that problem neither under Gnome nor KDE on any of those when accessing any Windows partitions. So it's certainly not a problem specific to Fedora 8 itself.

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Old 07-19-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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mount command in gnome gave this...

/dev/sda5 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
/dev/sda2 on /media/disk type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda1 on /media/disk-1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda3 on /media/disk-2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda7 on /media/disk-3 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)

mount command in kde gave this...

/dev/sda5 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)

the contents of the fstab are as follows...

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1

tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0

sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

LABEL=SWAP-sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

Last edited by achilles.108; 07-19-2008 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 01:16 PM   #5
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@ frandango

the file managers are the same as you had mentioned. However,when i try to open my drives belonging to windows, i receive a window which reads as " TODO: Have to rethink extra options " . Has this got anything to do with my linux partitions being made as an extended partition in one of my windows partitions? May be a silly question,but just that am absolutely new to linux.
 
Old 07-20-2008, 05:51 AM   #6
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I had this problem also with Fedora 8. I didn't realise that it was peculiar to KDE as I hadn't installed Gnome at that stage. It seemed to be something to do with "mount" authority and I put it down to a screw up on my part on the user set up.

In 8, I worked round the issue by mounting the partitions manually as "root" from a terminal window.

The issue seems to have gone with Fedora 9.

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