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chengas123 07-30-2007 09:13 PM

Can't delete Knoppix Desktop icons for optical drive
 
Hi,
I am running Knoppix 5.1.1 and have one optical drive. On my desktop there are four icons labeled "DVD (hdb)", "DVD (dvd)", "CD-ROM (cdrom)", and "CD-ROM (cdrom1)". I cannot figure out how to delete any of these four icons and they do not appear under /home/bmccann/Desktop. If I try to drag to the trash I get the message "Feature only available with HAL". Any ideas how I can get rid of them? (I added the line "exit 0" at the very beginning of /usr/bin/mkdesktopicons, so they shouldn't come back if I can figure out how to delete them).

Thanks,
Ben

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 07-30-2007 09:16 PM

See if they are in your fstab file and remove them from there, you may be able to remove the ones on your desktop after that.

chengas123 07-31-2007 07:33 PM

>See if they are in your fstab file and remove them from there, you may be able to
>remove the ones on your desktop after that.

I can't get rid of the from the fstab file without Knoppix putting those lines back in. I'm not sure that's what I really want to do anyway. My problem isn't with them being automounted, but rather with the icons that are placed on the desktop.

Thanks,
Ben
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jay73 07-31-2007 08:02 PM

I'm not very familiar with Knoppix (my last experience with it goes back a few years). If it uses Gnome, then you may be able to get rid of the icons by finding Configuration Editor (on most distros that's under Applications >System Tools), and disabling "show desktop icons" (or something like that) under its Apps/nautilus section. I'm sure that there is a KDE equivalent but I'm too much of a Gnome guy to be able to tell you just where.

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 07-31-2007 08:18 PM

If you are using KDE then open your Control Centre (kcontrol) then go to Desktop--> Behaviour--> Device Icons and remove the checkmark in Show device icons.

chengas123 08-01-2007 08:04 AM

Thanks! Going into kcontrol solved my problem =) I really appreciate it.


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