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Old 01-26-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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Problem with auto-mounting of removable media

When I installed SuSE 10.0 everything worked fine i.e. once a removable medium (cdrom, usbstick, memory stick or external usb hd) was inserted, a new icon was created on desktop and I could unmount this medium by the unmount option in the context menu of this icon. After making some changes to my partitions using the partioner from YaST, I noticed that when a removable medium is inserted no icon appears on desktop. However, the medium's contents are accessible from /media/????. When I type mount on terminal it reports this medium twice. When I umount it once then its icon appears on desktop and everything is ok. So the problem seems to be that all removable media get mounted twice. Any ideas?

Here's my fstab:
/dev/hda7            /                    ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
/dev/hda1            /windows/C           ntfs       ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5            /windows/D           ntfs       ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
/dev/cdrecorder      /media/cdrecorder    subfs      noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
none                 /subdomain       subdomainfs noauto         0 0
Old 01-27-2006, 07:37 AM   #2
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/etc/fstab for /dev/cdrecorder....
why not test an edit with root powers to auto and reboot then try again.

(2) it is my limited understanding that suse prefers media to have its slot at /media rather than the more traditional way of /mnt/cdrom

(3) you may find by right hand clicking (context) your icons that one or more has lost its pointing to a true device edit or delete pls

ps there is also a supermount option in mdk but don know if suse uses it
good luck
Old 01-27-2006, 05:16 PM   #3
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(1) auto/noauto only controls whether this device is mounted during boot time

ps mdk? no such thing on suse


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