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MepisisBest 06-18-2006 09:00 AM

CD/DVD icons missing from desktop
Hello everyone. I have the latest Mepis release 2006 with KDE 3.4.3 or later. It's not the latest KDE available. I've run the CD in three 3-5 year old computers and boots great. I installed it on a Dell Dimension 4100. In all cases, the CD-RW's and DVD's do not have icons on the desktop. It appears the drives are not being dynamically added to the fstab or mtab config files in /etc during bootup. When I create device links and try to mount, I get error message "device not found in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab file. I tried to add drives to the config files and noted a change from the last distro release. My hardware worked in the last distro. In previous releases, if you needed to, you could add your static entries. However, now the static entries are no longer used in these config files and the developer gives you a clue and points to the udev config files. This is where I get lost. I found them, but don't know how to config them. No documentation on the MEPIS website.

Can anyone help please with resolution, or maybe point me down the path to give me something to chew on?


bluesman2333 06-18-2006 03:25 PM

When you right click on the desktop, is it in the menu? Create New --> Link to Device It is in 6.x, I don't remember if it is in older versions.

MepisisBest 06-18-2006 03:41 PM

Yes they are. Options are for all drives, mounted and unmounted. They are checked like they should be. I tried cycling them to see if something might be hanging up. For some reason, the /dev/hda1, hda2, etc. are unchecked by default. When I check them, then my hard drives show up on desktop, and they remain.

I'm not sure if the overall issue is kernel related. I've always been able to run all of my hardware on the latest kernels. I know the dynamic entries at bootup are key, I just don't know why it's leaving them out.

Any ideas? :)

MepisisBest 06-18-2006 03:43 PM

By the way, thanks for responding. I think this is what you might call "the hard stuff". That's how we learn though. :)

MepisisBest 06-18-2006 04:37 PM

I was able to find some specific information here:

Hope if anyone else is having problems this will help them.

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