When inserting an Ubuntu CD on Ubuntu...

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Wed Mar 4 17:45:39 GMT 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 17:25 +0000, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> Unfortunately I can't really make a suggestion here without knowing what
> the automatically started software would do if it worked.

It believe it tries to execute according to the "autorun.inf" file,
which is what is launched when you put the CD in while running Windows
This obviously does not go well.

> The Nautilus window for the CD already does use the bar, with the text
> "The media contains software.", and the mind-boggling button "Open
> Autorun Prompt". This button produces the same alert box as appeared
> when I inserted the CD in the first place.

This is just the handling for "x-content/software" which is detected
by the presence of the above-mentioned "autorun.inf", the suggested
addition of a content type would allow us to override this and
provide a better experience.



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