Removable media icons in KDE
Thanks for the suggestion, which I tried. When I got to the Show Device Icons dialogue window, most of the boxes were already ticked, including mounted floppy, unmounted floppy, mounted removable medium, unmounted removable medium, and mounted Zip disk. (There doesn't seem to be a check box for unmounted Zip disk.) But despite the boxes being ticked, icons for the floppy and the Zip are still absent from the desktop, nor do they appear when I double click the Devices icon on the desktop. I can get the floppy icon to show up by doing the following: System > Configure your computer > (Enter password) > Linux Control Centre > Mount Points > Set Where Your Floppy Disk is Mounted. This puts the floppy ikon on the Desktop and also in the window produced by double clicking the Devices icon. But it stays there only for that session - I have to go through the whole procedure again at the next bootup. Furthermore, this doesn't work for the Zip disk. Going to "Set Where your Zip Disk is Mounted" produces the error message "The file or folder media:/hdd4 does not exist". It's not wrong - I can find a folder "media" but not a folder "media:". I don't know the significance of the colon. Getting removable media to appear on the desktop was a lot easier than this in Mandrake 8.1 which I used to use some years ago!