Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 08:22:01 UTC 2005

Hi David
I was just testing ivman yesterday, and I plan to add it to the desktop
I talked to Jonathan Riddell of kubuntu and he suggested ways of making it
work with xubuntu.

It will need to be started from our startxfce4 script or equivalent (right
now esound is started from xinitrc)
It mounts media automatically and we'll have to see what actions to put in
instead of what is now there (kde progs)

I tested briefly and I could pop up rox-filer on cd insert. What's more
exciting (for windows users at least) is that on pressing the Cd eject
button things are automounted. I am not sure how safe that is, geven there
was a sort thread on devel on this subject last week, but it is surely nice.

If you feel like experimenting you could try seeing how to start various
sensible actions on ivman events, and let us know
I hardcoded opening /media/cdrom but the path will have to be figured out ,
I did not investigte too much.

Is there a consensus here that rox-filer will be preferred over xffm?

> After installing it (it requires dbus, hal and pmount), first run it as
> root (sudo ivman), then run another instance of it as your normal user.

I noticed that, and Riddell commited a fix for the depends so now those are
automatically brought in.
Also I just ran it as ivman -s --nofork & as user but system wide.

started. I don't know what the debian way is to do that. Perhaps a
> xubuntu-volume-manager package that puts a tiny script in /etc/init.d
> and links in rc.S etc?

Once we decide how to autostart X we'll now this. I have just fixed xdm
since it is broken in universe
but I did not look into how to make it less ugly and integrate it with xfce
sessions etc.
I will upload the fix today so others can start playing with xdm.


BTW everybody please upgrade and see if the usplash works (and if you like
it) and if sound works (You need to start with startxfce4 not startx)
After dist-upgrade sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-`uname -r` to build a
new initramfs with the changed usplash included in it.
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