Originally Posted by mecelec415
is there anyway to put a custom icon on my usb sticks?
is it just a matter of adding the correct sized .ico file to the usb stick?
excuse my crude drawing in the cut out the usb stick shows the small icon.
assuming every1 all ready knows the windows method of adding the sized .ico file and the autorun.inf calling up the image
assuming in my case mandriva must us .ico files ? (or does linux not care for extenstions at all)
any chance of telling me the sizes of the images ?
Linux has nothing to do with this. It's your desktop environment which does that. In your case, it's KDE. Whether that functionality is available or not will depend *entirely* on whether KDE is capable of doing that or not. If KDE can't, then maybe Gnome can, or maybe XFCE can. I have no idea about all this eye candy stuff. I only posted to show you what direction should you be looking at.
About .ico files, they are just a type of image. Many Linux applications can view ico images. I have no idea if any linux desktop can use them to display icons. Traditional image formats for icons in linux are xpm, png and svg.
About extensions. Linux itself do not care about extensions, but about what we call the magic number
Files are often recognized by their contents, and not their names. But, of course, the last word is always in the hands of the programmer. If a silly programmer will program his application in a way that it will refuse to open a jpeg file that is named as .gif then so be it. Linux can't do a thing to fix that.