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Old 05-09-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
mallyooh
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auto mount removable drives


what is the best method to auto mount and un mount removable drives such as an mp3 player or digital camera? I can mount the mp3 player manually from the command line but im sure this can be done automatically. Im using slackware 10.2 with 2.6.16 kernel. Any help much appreciated
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:00 PM   #2
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If you are interested in using Gnome, the new Dropline Gnome will automount those devices when using the 2.6.16 kernel. I use this on several desktop and laptop systems with excellent results for me.

I would also like to know how to do this under KDE. I am running Slackware Current on a text system, and I also seem to have to mount devices manually. Hopefully it is due to my lack of knowlegdge of KDE.

Bob
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:05 PM   #3
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http://www.greenfly.org/tips/autofs.html
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:42 PM   #4
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I believe autofs is deprecated. In any event, a good guide to getting things going can be found at: http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=DBUS. I found it easy enough to upgrade my gnome to freerock's latest, and use their hal and dbus packages. Then, all I had to do was patch the mount utility and rebuild it, along with a small part of KDE. It is all described pretty well on the site. I haven't messed with pmount and ivman much, but fstab-sync works pretty well "out of the box". The only caveat I have found: if you use fstab-sync, make sure your fstab has all of its fields correctly filled out. I couldn't get it going on my desktop, only to have it work by adding "0 0" to some of my entries that didn't have one (so that each entry had a value for that field).
 
Old 05-09-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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cheers

thanks to everyone for their replies. i would definitely consider going back to gnome in the future but as a new slackware user i thought i would give kde a whirl. if autofs is deprecated like you say then ill try out the dbus approach.will post back to say which method i eventually manage to get going. thanks again.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 08:18 PM   #6
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I will only consider autofs deprecated when the kernel says it is. I think it is much easier to administrate cause it is simpler than DBUS.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 09:39 PM   #7
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I will only consider autofs deprecated when the kernel says it is. I think it is much easier to administrate cause it is simpler than DBUS.
You might well be right. What I meant was that I think the general trend is to move things like this to userspace programs, like dbus, instead of sitting in the kernel, like autofs. I did not mean to say that it was being ditched, and I should state that I do not have any experience with it.
 
  


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