Re: hotplug & automount cameras and firewire disks

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On Fri, 2003-12-19 at 19:03, Mike wrote:

> > I heard that it should be possible to just plug in a usb camera,
> > firewire disk or ipod and fedora will automagically put an entry in
> > fstab and display an icon on the desktop.
> > 
> Christof,
> 
> I could be wrong, but to the best of my knowledge Fedora does not automount
> these devices. Root must create a mount point under /mnt and also make an
> entry in fstab (one time only). After that, right click on the desktop to
> mount/unmount the drive (GNOME). By the way, Mandrake 9.2 *does* automount usb
> devices, so it must be possible somehow.

I think the Mandrake folk apply the supermount patch into their kernels.
The supermount project is somewhere on sf.net.

However, some clever use of devlabel might help if you don't want to
muck with the kernel. But it's not all that "automated".
-- 
Colin Charles, [email protected]
http://www.bytebot.net/




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