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I have Mandriva 08 with Gnome and Nautilus. My O.S won't open a desktop icon but it does show up in "Computer" and HardDrake. If I go to "Places" "Computer" ...
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    MP3 and flash drives: GUI how to


    I have Mandriva 08 with Gnome and Nautilus. My O.S won't open a desktop icon but it does show up in "Computer" and HardDrake. If I go to "Places" "Computer" and open up the "Preferences" there is "Settings" which I will include as an attachment. What is the GUI way to use a Flash drive or a MP3 device on Linux. I would rather not use the terminal if it is not necessary.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Press Alt+F2 and type this
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    gconf-editor
    Navigate to apps -- nautilus -- Desktop. Check Volumes_visible check-box in right pane.
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    Thanks for the reply!

    It was checked but i toggled it because sometimes that helps. My player was partially defective ( the radio) so I'm waiting on a replacement one so I can't try it now.

    If you could give me some terms to search it would be appreciated. I can't find to much on this topic that is organized. I guess I might have to use the terminal because no one knows how to use the GUI to do this type of thing. I will try to leave an attachment again.
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    It was checked but i toggled it because sometimes that helps. My player was partially defective ( the radio) so I'm waiting on a replacement one so I can't try it now.
    How many Flash drives have you tried? Does Icon appear on Desktop for any Drive?

    If you want to mount Drives manually, execute fdisk -l command in Terminal and note down Device name assigned to Flash drive. Let say it's /dev/sdb1.
    Execute this in Terminal
    Code:
    mkdir /media/flash
    mount /dev/sdb1  /media/flash
    You must have root privileges to execute above commands.
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