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Re: [K12OSN] local device



That's right. It is not big problem for me. I use very rally desktop
icons and most people use GNOME.

Best regards,
Radek

---
> So it would appear it's mounting correctly, crew just doesn't give you
> the nice desktop icons. Maybe that's a setting you can adjust.
> 
> 
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Radek Bursztynowski" <radek bursztynowski waw pl>
> To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
> <k12osn redhat com>
> Subject: [K12OSN] local device
> Date: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 5:34 AM
> 
> 
> Let me correct myself.
> 
> Using Xfce environment I can see both devices (USB stick and DVD/CD)
> after changing directory to /media/mu_username/ (file manager), but I
> can't see local devices' icons.
> 
> Using GNOME all work normally (including local devices' icons).
> 
> Best regards,
> Radek
> 
> ---
> 
> Let me add something else.
> I can't umount these local devices as a user. I can see dialog window
> with information that only root cant umount.
> It is true - on thin client, after switching on to shell and "su"
> command, I can umount theses devices.
> Notwithstanding, I expected that user can umount theses device in GUI
> too.
> 
> Best regards,
> Radek
> 
> --
> Jeff,
> 
> Good question. My experience with local device confirms that local
> device (including DVD/CD) could by managed by fuse mechanism.
> 
> My experience:
> My favourite GUI is Xfce. Using Xfce I can see on thin client local
> USB stick after change the directory
> to /media/my_username/usb_stick_name, but I don't see DVD/CD device.
> 
> When I log in with GNOME I can see both icons on my desktop -
> USB_stick and DVD/CD, and I can use both local devices. 
> 
> So it seems that fuse mechanism doesn't support Xfce environment the
> best. I switched on in Xfce environment "Running GNOME service within
> log in" option, but nothing helped.
> 
> Best regards,
> Radek
> 
> 
> ---
> 
> On 07/30/2013 01:16 PM, Radek Bursztynowski wrote:
> > Jeff,
> >
> > Many thanks for your explanation. I know it. But the same situation
> is
> > with USB stick - I can mount it locally on local console and see it
> > after log in LDM on my redirected server desktop.
> >
> > I expected similar mechanizm.
> 
> Yes, that is true.  fuse is leveraged to do some magic and remotely 
> mount the client USB stick on the server.
> 
> DVD drives aren't quite the same.  Take, for example, an audio CD.
>  You 
> can't mount that and export it as a filesystem.
> 
> So the question really becomes: does LTSP even look for optical
> devices 
> and try to remotely mount them using fuse?   I don't have an answer
> to 
> that, but IME LTSP5 does not do this.  That said I haven't tried 
> connecting a client DVD recently and then setting the group to fuse. 
> Hopefully someone can chime in on that.
> 
> Jeff
> 
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