Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
I installed FC3 on my laptop and it has one USB port. I plugged in my
digicam in that USB port and I want to mount it as a USB file system. The
problem is that I don't know which device the USB port is associated with.
On my home computer, it is /dev/sdx, but I don't see those options in
/dev/ on my laptop.
That leads me to a general Linux question. How are devices assigned? One
of my computers assigned /dev/sdx to everything, hard drives, optical
drives, USB ports, etc. Another computer assigned /dev/hdx to my hard
drives and optical drives, but /dev/sdx to my USB ports.
I also have a KDE question. Is there anyway to automatically mount my
camera as a USB file system when it is plugged into my laptop? Is there a
way to detect that it is a camera? I don't want to mount *every* USB
thing plugged into my laptop as a USB filesystem...
Thanks for the help.
Take a look at 'man fstab-sync'. There you'll find instructions of
how to define a *.fdi file and put it into
/usr/share/hal/fdi/95userpolicy/ so that it will recognize your devices
practically anyway you want it.
In my case, I have a camera and a usbstick. The usbstick was being
recognized with a weird name, and the camera as 'usbstick'. Both
appeared in /media when inserted, then I just had to mount them. To have
them appearing with the right names, I made a fdi file for each
(camera.fdi & usbstick.fdi) that redefined the names of each. Now, using
KDE, I could put an icon in my desktop for each of these. When I
double-click the icon, it automatically mounts the device (assuming it's
connected, of course) and opens Konqueror with it.