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I've installed Mandriva 2009.1 and I have weird problems mounting CDs and DVDs. This is the part for them under /etc/fstab: /dev/sr1 /media/dvd auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto ...
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    Mounting problems


    I've installed Mandriva 2009.1 and I have weird problems mounting CDs and DVDs. This is the part for them under /etc/fstab:


    /dev/sr1 /media/dvd auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
    /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0

    It sometimes does mount, and opens the content, but very often it can't open the media, just hangs with no reactions. Similar experiences?

    And another two things:

    By default in fstab my dvd-rom is indicated as /dev/cdrom, but when I issue the mount comand there is /dev/sr1. Is this a bug?

    I can't logout , and when I try to do that, the system halts. Kernel?, KDE4?
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    Might be that your dvd is damaged.

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    do you have two seperate drives? if not just try
    Code:
    /dev/cdrom  /media/cdrom  auto   <your-options> 0 0
    Also, in the options if I'm right it is just 'user' not 'users'. Give it a try...
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    O.K.,
    I've done the thing with switching to Gnome desktop. I had always a feeling of being unpredictable with KDE4. I don't like the "maybe-baby" possibilities with my PC. The Gnome works like charm.
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    I'm sorry, I didnot get you. Do you mean to say that the whole thing was due to KDE4 and the problem got solved with you changing to Gnome?
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    The root of my problem lies inside the KDE4's media manager. It is not ready enough. You can use it on Windows way, with a plasma applet popping up, and showing the recently mounted device, with some options to choose. I had the choice to remove this applet and to try to open the device with a device's shortcut on my desktop, but it refused to mount it. Sometimes even Dolphin didn't want to open the just mounted device. I could not determine the algorhytm for its working. I don't like to select each time I mount something. I use to tell the system what to do, and I appreciate when a system doesn't bothers me like KDE4 do. If I could rewrite the applet's config file (if I knew its name, because I didn't find it) I would try again.
    And yes, my troubles went away with switching to Gnome.
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