I've setup udev, hal, and ivman.
Whenever I put in a cdrom, for instance, I want an icon to pop up on my desktop with a link to the cdrom directory. Ivman is mounting my cdroms and unmounting them properly.
I've found this:
It seems to be a script that makes icons appear in the ROX panel. From what I understand, the panel is the bar that by default goes across the bottom of your screen. Well, i tried to get this working as a step forward but could not, nothing ever ended up appearing on the panel. It's not where i want the icons to appear anyways.
Is it possible to get desktop items to appear?
I am using fvwm with the fvwm-crystal theme. ROX is installed and directory browsing seems to be working fine with it. I am also running Gentoo.
My next problem is a slight ivman problem, my cdroms mount perfectly, but my removable devices such as flash drives, don't always show up as the same device. Sometimes when i put in my flash drive it is /dev/sdc1, and sometimes it is /dev/sdd1. I thought the job of UDEV was to make sure that removable devices always get the same device. I read this in the udev wiki:
"Particularly with USB, devices get assigned to a device node (/dev/sda) in the order that they are hooked into the system starting at boot, and continuing through the life of the uptime. With the situation of USB gadgets being plugged into and out of the system dynamically, there is no guarantee that a USB gadget will be assigned to the same node everytime it is plugged in. This can negate the effectiveness of /etc/fstab and play havoc with the scripting/programming of the gadgets."
Therefore it sounds like my udev is not doing its job, or maybe I do just not have it setup correctly? Because IVMAN won't work properly if whenever i plug the device in it switches locations.
Any help and suggestions for either problem would be greatly appreciate. Thank you!