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Old 04-16-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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Magicdev Almost Completely Works

'm running a modified Mandrake 9.2. Modified in the sense that I have compiled kernel 2.6.5 and have added other applications. But the basic Madrake core is there. KDE is my desktop of choice--version 3.1.

I had heard some negative things about supermount--and besides, I forgot to patch it in to the new kernel --so I installed magicdev. Mandrake has gone to this for automouting cd's, dvd's and floppies.

I have googled and looked, but there is zero information on configuring and running magicdev. The only thing I really know about it is that it needs dynamic to install and run.
rpm -qi dynamic
Create desktop entries for GNOME and KDE when a new peripheral is
plugged in the system (mainly USB devices).
So I expected that when I inserted a CD, an icon would appear on my desktop and I would be able to access the files that way. Well, no icon appears and when I push the eject button on the drive, nothing happens. I have to
umount /dev/cdrom
manually before I can get my cd back.

Everything works great, however, with an audio cd.

Here is my fstab entry
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 users,noauto,ro 00
There are some scripts in etc/gconf/schemas/magicdev that control what happens with the drive. I am not, however, practiced at all in modifying scripts. I'm asking
  • * 1. Would someone point me to some documentation that I may have overlooked?
    * 2. Would someone supply me with script entries that I could make to unmount the cd drive when I push the eject button?
    * 3. Would someone direct me to a directory in which I can find a configuration file for magicdev?
    * 4. Would someone explain why I'm not getting an icon when I insert a cd in a drive?

Old 04-22-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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There is an editable config file for Magicdev. It's located in /etc/dynamic/user-scripts. There you'll find files you can edit (as root) to launch certain applications upon inserting a dvd, blank cd rom, or audio cd. Just add the application to the file, save and away you go!


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