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Re: [vox-tech] K3B problem

--- "Micah J. Cowan" <micah@cowan.name> wrote:

> I was thinking that might not be enough on some setups. Don't some
> desktops actually use "helper daemons" of their own, or somesuch, to
> achieve the desired automounting? Or do they all just use autofs at
> some
> level?

I believe the way that those KDE/Gnome thingys work is that they see if
autofs is running, then use it.  If not, then the autofs utilities
provided by the [gui-autofs-thingy] do not work.  But in short, yes, I
think the guis all use facilities provided by autofs.  I could be
wrong, but at least, when I turn off the autofs, the automounty-type
thingys in KDE don't work anymore (e.g. the CD icon showing up on the
desktop when I insert a CD into the drive, and Konqueror opening the
contents of the CD)...

The autofs thing is a problem for those that wish to burn CD/DVD.  I
set up the burning stations here at work, and turning off autofs is now
part of my installation process.  (I could use a custom kickstart to
not install the rpms, but there are network drives that we sometimes
mount via autofs, so I just turn off the service, b/c sometimes they do
use autofs, and it's easy to start and stop for single use).

Is that clear?  

Damn.  That's a long explanation.  How did I get so long-winded? :)


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