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Re: Why is FC9 mounting my media again?

Tom Horsley wrote:
On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:31:19 -0400
Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com> wrote:

I really don't want the media mounted, or even the "blank CD" icon on the desktop, I want the optical devices totally ignored unless I manually mount them or burn to them.

Well, my way of avoiding that is to simply not run gnome or kde and
not have nautilus (which seems to be the program triggering all this)
active. You might try installing gconf-editor and seeing if there
are any settings you can see in that to modify nautilus behavior
(assuming you are using gnome - I don't know what the equivalent is
for kde).

You could also investigate the /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ directory and
see about installing some xml magic in there to make hal stop telling
nautilus anything happened. This, for instance, is my 10-stop-hal-stop.fdi

I think this is neat, and useful, but I kind of want ignore back a level, opening the device enough to look for a volume label is probably enough to mess up the application if it happens at the wrong time.

Thanks for the input, I do find the stanza useful, just not for solving the initial problem.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <match key="volume.label" string="BACKUP">
       <merge key="volume.ignore" type="bool">true</merge>

It tells hal not to mention my USB drive with the partition labeled BACKUP,
because I don't want it mounted most of the time (I just mount it during
backups and keep it nice safe and unmounted at other times :-).

Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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