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Re: cd drive mounting



On Sat, 2004-12-25 at 08:41 -0600, akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 06:49:48PM -0700, Steve Fink wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-12-24 at 16:58 -0500, Mark Weaver wrote:
> > > maybe I'm asking the question incorrectly. it just seems strange to me 
> > > that there must be thousands of folks running FC3 without any trouble 
> > > getting their CD drive to auto mount as normal users.
> > > 
> > > is this a true statement?
> > > 
> > > what is it within the system that is "supposed" to enable this 
> > > functionality?
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > Mark
> > > 
> > > "If you have found a very wise man, then you've found
> > > a man that at one time was an idiot and lived long enough
> > > to learn from his own stupidity."
> > > 
> > 
> > Mark,
> > 
> > This is a possible answer... 
> > 
> > >From what little I understand about HAL, HAL does not scan optical
> > drives attached to the same bus as a hard drive.  So if your CD-ROM is
> > slave to a hard drive, HAL will not scan the media state and therefore
> > it will not auto mount.  Check to see if your CD-ROM is slaved to a hard
> > drive and if so change it to another IDE bus, see what happens.
> > 
> > Best,
> > 
> > Steve
> I have two CD drives mounted on a separate device controller and
> neither of them automount.
> -- 
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Mark & Aaron,

Do you also have automount turned on?

As your user, not root, check...
Preferences --> Removable Storage, check the box that says mount
removable media when inserted.

Best,

Steve





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