[CentOS] kde cant mount cdroms on users with nfs home

Mon Dec 4 19:14:37 UTC 2006
Jean Figarella <jfigarella at vecna.com>

Ok this is my sequence,

I put a cd on the drive, then close it. It never automounts. So I click 
(double click) on the cd icon that is always on the desktop and then I 
get this error:
   mount: block device /dev/hdc is write, protected, mounting read-only
   mount: /dev/hdc already mounted or /media/cdrom busy
   Please check that the disk is entered correctly

And nothing happens.

Then if I do open a shell and as root I do mount /media/cdrom, it does 
mount the cd and then I can access it from konqueror.

Again, the whole process works fine under gnome, no need to mount cd as 
root, the gui will mount it for you. But under kde it just does not work.

I don't know if this is related to nfs or not, but this (nfs), they are 
part of my network's users, and that they are using centos is the only 
thing in common.

Thanks Alfred

- Jean

Alfred von Campe wrote:
> On Dec 4, 2006, at 13:40, Jean Figarella wrote:
>> I can't mount the cdrom when the user account has an nfs home 
>> directory. It works fine on the gnome side with the same user. It also 
>> works fine if I create a brand new local account, with no nfs mounted 
>> home directory.
> Can you not mount the CDROM at all or does it merely not auto-mount?  I 
> have the latter problem, which is a little annoying at times.  Doing a 
> "mount /media/cdrom" as root mounts the CDROM and puts it on the Desktop 
> of the currently logged in Gnome user.  I never made the correlation 
> with having an NFS mounted home directory.  In our environment, root can 
> not access (read or write) the users' home directories.
> Alfred
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