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Old 02-03-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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Work as root dissapears in KDE session

Fedora Core 3
KDE Desktop

I'm having a wierd problem:
Under a standard user session in KDE, I use the super-user terminal to create
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom
to create a link to hdc for my cdrom

However, every time I leave the session and come back, I find that the link is gone!! What's up with this? If anyone has an idea, I would really appreciate it. It seems kind of wierd.


ps, here is my fstab file if that has anything to do with it

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/ / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
Old 02-03-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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You mention here that you're using an automounter...I suspect that to be the culprit, though I don't know too much about automounters.
Old 02-03-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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i will give that a shot. thanks


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