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Old 04-27-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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Open drive desktop icons, on SUSE

Recently I aquired a SUSE 7.2 laptop that was not able to recognize and mount my memory stick. So I created an Fstab entry, ceated the proper hotplug entries, and finally made a little icon and wa la everything was fine. Now weeks later when I tried to open my USB memory stick icon, Kedit opens the icon and tells me sorry, "you have specified a directory." Ughhh. The same has happened for the windows (windows/C) share desktop icon on this machine. Not sure what happened, but all my mount icons don't work.

What gives?
Old 04-27-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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was there an update done in the time between then and now? maybe some update ran and redid your fstab?
Old 04-28-2005, 05:32 AM   #3
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I thought that might be the case so I checked it again and its same. In fact I cleaned it up a bit since it was a bit sloppy. Interestingly, I logged in as root and everything was fine.


so I checked the permissions of the icons, which the properties indicated they belong to the group I was a member of. The fstab devices themselfs have "user" as an argument as well.

With a regular user logged in, the icon opens with Kedit. Shouldn't Konqueror or some other filemanger utility open?

I tryed setting this icon type o open with Konqueror, but it failed. Not sure if I needed to provide any args, if they were needed.

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Old 04-28-2005, 05:35 AM   #4
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...And right now I'm feeling kinda STuPiDiCuS, cause this is driving me nuts. I'm also using SuSE distro. 7.2 on this machine. I have another with 8.2 that is fine. Even hotplug works correctly. Their kernel are almost the same. 7.2 with 2.4.20 and the 8.2 with 2.4.64-smp something. So perhaps we could compare some observations on your icons.

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