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Old 10-14-2003, 08:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Konqueror freezes when opening /mnt directory

I am using MDK9.1. In Konqueror, whenever I open the /mnt directory, it always freezes and will not respond anymore. I can't even kill this process.

When I reboot the system, during the shutdown process when the system is unmounting the filesystem, there are some errors shown: mutex error: resource or device busy. This errors only show when the konqueror frozen.

Besides, konqueror, in other application like Screem, when I browse to the /mnt folder, the application will also freeze like konqueror.

Anybody has this issue before? How to overcome it? thanks.
Old 10-14-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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what's mounted there?
Old 10-14-2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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Besides Linux partitions, I have a NTFS partition and a FAT32 partition. All these mountings are by default from the fresh installation. I did not modify any mounting configuration.

Suspecting that it might be due to the NTFS partition, I tried to edit the /etc/fstab to comment out the line that mount the NTFS partition, but the issue still occur.
Old 10-14-2003, 09:17 PM   #4
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it seems a lot of people have this problem. I've been suggesting disabling supermount. In a terminal window, become root and then

supermount -i disable

and then reboot. What this does is disable the feature of mandrake that automatically mounts and unmounts removable media like cds and floppies. After disabling, you'll have to mount them manually after putting them into the drive and also unmount them manually - or just use kwikdisk which is a kde tool (it's somewhere in the menu) which apparently does a pretty good job.

Supermount is the only thing that I can think of that could cause this trouble since the only difference bet. /mnt and other directories is that /mnt contains the mountpoints of the removable media and konqueror tries to determine if there are any media present in the dirves before it opens up the directory.

I don't know if this work. But could you post back whether or not it helped? I'm worried that I've been giving an advice that doesn't help.
Old 10-14-2003, 09:29 PM   #5
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Supermount is indeed the culprit. I had the same sort of issues when using Konq on MDK 9.1. Supermount can cause the system to hang while you are trying to read CDs and other media. This happens at seemingly at random for me when using Konq, mc, Nautilus, even just cd'ing to something like /mnt/cdrom.


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