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the first part (/dev/cdrom) may not be completely correct - check the directory /dev & look for something starting with cdr.
The same principle should apply for zip disks, floppy disks & the dvd - look for something similar in the /dev/ directory - the floppy will probably be /dev/fda or similar. Also, make sure that the mount path /mnt/cdrom or whatever exists. If not, create the directory (mkdir /mnt/cdrom or /floppy or whichever).
You may not be able to remove cd's by pressing the eject button. If not, type umount /dev/cdrom to get them out.
Right, I've just had a dabble, the mount point is /media/floppy (or whatever), if i type mount /media/floppy - it does. Same with the other drives. I've checked the properties of the shortcuts & they're all pointing to the right mount points & devices. If I right click on the cd & dvd icons & hit eject it does!
The thing that's driving me mad is that the wretched icons ain't doing as they should! I don't fancy letting my (youngish) kids mess around in the Konsole either which is why I'd like the icons to do their job!
Trouble is I know enough to trash the system & not enough to know what I'm doing in it!
Is it going to be the setting in the /etc/fstab, why does the floppy have "auto" & then "noauto" in the same line? If I change the other drives to "auto" it works (as long as the media you want to use is in the machine!)
Oh, almost forgot, whenever I click any of the icon's it opens a browser window with an error box - the error is "Unsupported Action listdir" - I don't know if this helps!
Thanks a lot for the help so far - I've learnt something so its not a wasted effort!!
I've done a bit of dabbling & have discovered that I can mount/unmount from the terminal. It appears to be a problem with the icons, I've created new one's & they make no difference - I still can't mount/unmount from the icon. If I mount via the terminal then I can use the icon to open the disk/media.
So I've found where the problem is, just got to try & get the icons up & running as they should. (I'd like to keep the kids away from terminal windows for a year or 2 yet!!)