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Well, I have troubles again with KDE: Firstly, Mandriva 2007 handles USB excellently, the "Safely Remove" option really removes safely the USB, which is a great improvement. Secondly, there are ...
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    Linux Enthusiast minthaka's Avatar
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    Angry KDE-ish


    Well, I have troubles again with KDE:
    Firstly, Mandriva 2007 handles USB excellently, the "Safely Remove" option really removes safely the USB, which is a great improvement.
    Secondly, there are the optical drives, the CD and DVD. When I insert a new DVD or CD the Konqueror opens but tells me that there are no files/folders so I must unmount the media with right-click, then open it again to see the content. The other situation is when it opens the newly inserted media, but shows only a certain files or bad file names.
    I don't know why is so damn hard to fix that problem! Until now I worked with Suse, Mepis, Ubuntu, and now with Mandriva, but none of them could properly a and faultlessly handle CD/DVD drives. Windows works with the medias just like that! What is the point in the errors? I think these bugs are vital, and I didn't only encounter them with KDE but also with Gnome too.
    Any suggestions about how sould my fstab line for CD/DVD should look like in order to have seamless handling both of iso9960 and UDF file systems?
    I'm getting bored of these errors!
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
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    Hi - the line for my dvd / cd drive in fstab:

    /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,user s 0 0

    I've never had the problem you describe. I read somewhere that this could be down to buggy firmware in an optical drive, but I'm not certain of that. Btw the bit at the end should read 'users 0 0'. The forum won't let me format that line the way I want.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    I've experienced the error you speak of where sometimes it will just show folders on the cd but there will not be any files worse when it does not even pick up the mandriva cd when i'm trying to install software i dont think its my drive coz i triple boot windows suse mandriva and i only seem to get this error on mandriva and the only way to sort it out is to reboot then only will it read cd contents properly

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    Not solved

    Well, I've tried to update the firmware for my Asus-E616A2 DVD-ROM, but there's no difference. I've also tried to change my fstab a bit but the things went ever worse, so I put back the original configuration. BTW, im a Hungarian and the basic language is Hungarian, so my iocharset=utf8, and I don't have codepage. Any other idea ?
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
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    Red face A lazy solution

    Well, even if I could not manage to end the described failure, I set up a new keyboard shortcut with command eject /dev/hdb so I'm opening the tray via keyboard. It seems to me now that everything works fie.
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
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    Linux Usert#430188

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    nice one bro gonna try it out when i get that problem

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