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Old 07-25-2004, 07:34 AM   #1
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Gnome 2.6 Right click mounting and the mounting system

I was playing some DivX's and the dXINE player that comes in with my Gnome 2.6 (Slackware 10) gets stuck sometimes (333Mhz P2, 128 SDRAM, GeForce 2 MX (32MB), 30G hard).

So this one time, at band camp, there was some trouble with unmounting, and I shut down X and then the computer (via shutdown -h now so everything was legit).

Next time I turned on my computer, in Windows XP this time, there were no CDs. Okay I tried playing with some registry files and that wasnt it, but then I went to Linux and I couldnt mount/umount.

So I thought (first question)

(1) What does Linux actually do when I mount???

OK, now I went to bios and loaded the defaults since no CDs were being listed after the RAM count... Ugh... and since I dont know much else in it i just saved the changes and went on .

(1.5) Do you know of any GENERAL reference manual for some bios things. Aside from my good friend Google? Like a website or anything. But this question is just a sidethought.

So now It detected the CDs on boot up (which it didnt do before) but reported an error:
Conflict I/O ports: 2F8

So I went to bios again, and eventually opened "Integrated peripherals" and there I saw:
Onboard Serial Port 2: 2F8/IRQ3

I set it to AUTO and it didnt halt at boot! (There were also searial port 1 and 3 on othr ports IRQ's and they worked fine).

I decided that I really miss right-click mounting/umounting cause whenever I want to unmount in Gnome "graphically" it only offers me "Eject" which never works. - it always says "Unable to eject". but it does unmount since I can eject by pressing the button after unmount. The way I WANT IT.


(2) How to enable the "Gnome 2.4 way" of mounting (CD's) with a right click on the desktop?

Oh both the CD and the Burner (never mounted to Linux though) are IDE.


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