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I have Mandriva 08 and I can't get a MP3 player or a Flash Drive to mount. If I manually mount the Flash drive the "Computer File" won't create a ...
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    Linux Newbie theKbStockpiler's Avatar
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    Mandriva 08 won't hot plug/ auto detect anything.


    I have Mandriva 08 and I can't get a MP3 player or a Flash Drive to mount. If I manually mount the Flash drive the "Computer File" won't create a file so I can access it. I get no desktop icons and I have checked the box in "config-whatever", The Flash Drive will appear in HardDrake but the MP3 player will not. The MP3 player will appear in the "Computer File" but will not manually mount.

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    If you are talking about Mandriva 2008, any one would advise you to switch to 2010 latest, and won't spend time getting a no longer supported distribution to work. Tell us more about your distro.
    0 + 1 = 1 != 2 <> 3 != 4 ...
    Until the camel can pass though the eye of the needle.

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    I'm more interested in Knowing how Linux works. I'm using Gnome and Nautilus.

    I don't look at Linux as a free version of Windows where I update my problems away. MP3s and Flash drives were being usesd before 08 so there should be provisions for them in my kernel. I would like to learn of the Application that are involved in Hot Plugging and so on. Does anyone know what application writes to the "Computer File" dialog box so you can access data? I would like to configure that if possible.


    I would consider updating but I'm otherwise very happy with the 08 version. I tried to get info on how to install a later version without wiping the whole partition but like all Linux Documentation there is none. Writing the software must be easy and explaining how it works must be the impossible part. This would explain why distros are free but there is an enormous void of info for even the GUI part of the system.

    Thanks for the reply!
    Last edited by theKbStockpiler; 10-09-2010 at 04:59 PM.

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