[CentOS] Slightly OT: Extra icons on desktop

Tue Apr 29 20:46:16 UTC 2008
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

William L. Maltby wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 13:15 -0700, MHR wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM, William L. Maltby
> > <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> > >  You mean regardless of if desktop is started up? In that case, it sounds
> > >  like System->Preferences->Removable Drives and Media settings need
> > >  changing to *not* mount when hot-plugged.
> > >
> > 
> > At the risk of repeating myself: this is a fixed hard drive; it is NOT
> > a removable drive nor a removable media drive.  That is why this issue
> > is so puzzling to me....
> Repeating is not an issue. Long threads promote forgetfulness. But I
> didn't forget. I'm just hazarding a guess that whatever the root cause
> is, changing those settings might get rid of the extra icon. That, in
> turn, gives a hint that might be useful. If it doesn't fix it, it also
> provides some help by eliminating some things... I hope.
> I'm still hoping that the scan of the dmesg or messages log, in
> conjunction with a look a udev stuff might reveal the cause.
> The settings suggestion was just a stab at getting rid of the icon,
> which was your stated goal.

I wonder if anyone can duplicate the problem by creating a partition
and having it mounted in fstab by volume label and see if it appears

If you list it in fstab by /dev/sdXX and HAL announces it as /dev/sdXX
then it will only appear once, but if it is listed in fstab as
LABEL=XXXX and HAL announces it as /dev/sdXX then it would be
listed as twice.

I believe /boot, /, LABEL=boot and LABEL=root, are typically ignored
either in Gnome or HAL or both, so those won't dup.


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