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Old 03-23-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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How do I get Gnome to display my mounted drives?


I'm using the latest businesscard image, installed, of Debian.
I'm using the Gnome desktop.

I recently mounted a new HDD and I was wondering.

How do I get this drive to display on my desktop?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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See previous thread on the subject:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...esktop-711609/

If the answers there don't help, give us more detailed info on the problem.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how much more detail I can give.

I have gnome-volume-manager installed, but I have no clue how it works.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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I prefer to view them in the top panel.
Right click the top panel, select Add to panel, add the 'Disk Mounter'
now I have a nice view in the panel of all removable drives and can mount and unmount them, without having to access the desktop
 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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Alternately, if you DO want it on your desktop, make sure the 'gconf-editor' package is installed, open a terminal and type

Code:
gconf-editor
in your normal user mode.

There will be a tree view. Go to apps>nautilus>desktop and there will be options to show mounted volumes.

Do CDs and flash drives show up already on your desktop?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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Nope, just a filesystem icon.

As for adding Disk Mounter, I click to add it and nothing happens.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 06:46 PM   #7
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Disk mounter may not show anything until you plug in a drive, then a icon 'should' appear for that drive in the panel..
 
Old 03-23-2009, 07:08 PM   #8
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But I have a drive plugged in.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #9
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By default there is a hal policy that might block you from seeing any additional drives, and or partition's you might have connected.

look in /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor you should see a policy named 99-storage-policy-fixed-drives.fdi. This policy by default prevents you from seeing any additional partitions. You can safely remove it... and or rename the file. I had ran into this problem with new install of Gentoo a ways back. I had to edit the policy to accustom my needs.

You go to this site here and get more info on hal's policies.

jman82s - post was the most accurate to your OP. This does in fact show the mounted icon, when the partition is mounted. Though if your missing the disk or partition all together then you need to first follow my instructions then jman82s.

Last edited by manwithaplan; 03-23-2009 at 08:30 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:42 PM   #10
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Well, after unplugging then plugging in the drive, it appears.

Thanks to all!

Last edited by Hardcor3; 03-23-2009 at 08:48 PM.
 
  


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