Kubuntu 9.04 on sony vaio VGN-NS11S

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Mon Jun 1 15:08:53 BST 2009


On Monday 01 June 2009 01:24:15 am Nigel Ridley wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > On Sunday 31 May 2009 04:19:19 pm Humberto S. Shiromoto wrote:
> >> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 6:44 PM, David McGlone <david at dmcentral.net> 
wrote:
> >>> cat /etc/fstab
> >>
> >> humberto at socrates:~$ cat /etc/fstab
> >> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> >> #
> >> # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
> >> # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
> >> devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
> >> #
> >> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
> >> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
> >> # / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
> >> UUID=58199f1c-daa8-4719-8c1c-350c973eb6be /               ext3
> >> relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> >> # /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation
> >> UUID=a08ba817-1526-47b5-8b07-0e360dd22f84 /home           ext3   
> >> relatime 0       2
> >> # /windows was on /dev/sda5 during installation
> >> UUID=F046-92E0  /windows        vfat    utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
> >> /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0     
> >>  0
> >
> > The fstab entry is there, so it is recognized by kubuntu.
> >
> > Have you tried Mark Greenwoods suggestion?
> >
> > also after you try Mark's suggestion, let us know if it works or not, and
> > could you give the output of:
> >
> > ls -la /media
> >
> > You should have a folder named cdrom and a folder named cdrom0
> >
> > make sure the permissions on the 2 folders are correct.
> >
> > I'm leaning more towards Mark's comment to what your problem may be, but
> > it never hurts to check to be sure.
>
> I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Jaunty up-to-date.
> If I insert any type of media, including a CD (whether music or data) it
> used to be that the notification icon would pop up a message with the
> option of opening it in Dolphin. Now there is no pop up message and if I
> hover over said icon it informs me of the "Last Plugged in Device:
> name_of_media" but doesn't give any options.
> However, within Dolphin's 'Places' panel an entry for the inserted media
> appears and if I click on it it mounts and opens in the existing Dolphin
> window.

Nigel, I can confirm this partially. Although my notification icon does work, it 
seems kubuntu does not mount the cdrom until either the notification icon is 
used or the icon in the sidebar of dolphin is used.

Here's how I confirmed:

Insert a data cd in your cdrom, open dolphin and type /media/cdrom or 
/media/cdrom0 into the location bar. The directories are empty, BUT if you use 
the taskbar notification icon OR the icon in the sidebar of dolphin then the 
cdrom is mounted and displays the contents of the CD.

Then if you do not remove the CD and close dolphin then open dolphin again and 
type /media/cdrom or /media/cdrom0 in the location bar, the contents is still 
there.

Have you tried removing the taskbar notification icon and putting it back? does 
that enable the taskbar notification icon to work then?

-- 
Blessings,
David M.
http://www.dmcentral.net



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