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Old 01-31-2008, 02:52 AM   #1
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Question kde does not mount external floppy


I have a problem with mount point /media/floppy0.
First of all: I use OpenSuse10.2.
I added into my fstab
/dev/sdb /media/floppy0 vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0
Then I had to add the folder floppy0 in /media

This mounts my device in the system (mount command shows the device mounted) but not in kde.

I need the floppy mounted on floppy0 because my vmplayer uses floppy0 to mount this device into a virtualized XP.

The thing is the following: when I add only
/dev/sdb /media vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0

all works fine, even with kde.

Now, since the /media/floppy0 mounts correctly in the system, the problem is evidently how kde mounts its devices.
Another thing: when I open the sysinfo:/ window with konqueror and I rename "External Floppy Drive" into "floppy0" I can read all the files on the floppy, but kde mounted it on media:/sdb and not in media:/floppy0
Where configure this??

My kde3 files are in

Anybody has an idea?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Last edited by edubidu; 01-31-2008 at 03:05 AM.
Old 02-01-2008, 09:21 AM   #2
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KDE and hardware

As I understand it, strictly speaking, KDE doesn't do hardware. Rather, it depends on the underlying systems, such as the kernel or X, to control the actual equipment in use.

This means that your problem probably doesn't stem from KDE per se, but from a default setting of the KDE application you are trying to employ. My best guess it that the application in question has a default of /media/floppy instead of /media/floppy0. At any rate, I'd look to the application's configuration, rather than to KDE's.

To further explore the issue, I'd suggest both the application's Settings menu and System Settings' or Control Center's (varies with distro) Disk & Filesystems information.


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