Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124414
Nautilus shows odd desktop icons when manually changing fstab
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
After installing FC2 I changed /etc/fstab (to be able to write to vfat
filesystems as unprivileged user and to be able to mount my digital
camera). Then I rebooted and Nautilus added the mount points as icons
to my desktop. I don't understand this behaviour, volume icons should
be (they are too!) in the 'Computer' folder. Can I sweep them somehow?
But that's not all, the icons on the desktop (all of them) show with
the not-writeable sub-icon (stroken pencil), but I can still
read/write to them!
The properties dialog of the 'Home' folder tells me I cannot change
the rights because I'm not its owner! I can change the permissions
bits in the same dialog, though. Doing so doesn't affect the icon
(still shows the with stroken pencil)
The properties dialog of the 'Computer' tells me that the owner of the
file is root...?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. manually change fstab options
Actual Results: Odd desktop icons and other Nautilus behaviour.
Expected Results: Nothing changes on my desktop!
my fstab listing:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 /mnt/data vfat
LABEL=/mnt/data1 /mnt/data-ext3 ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/camera vfat rw,user,noauto,noexec 0 0
Newly created users don't have the silly pencils on their icons!
Erasing config files or recreating my account doesn't help.
This fact shows that I probably screwed something up. Any suggestions?
Newly created users get the stupid icons after shutdown too. I'm
really getting annoyed about this. Reminds me MS Windows somehow:(
OK, it seems I have workarounds:
To make the mounpoints disappear from the desktop I changed some flags
in fstab from:
which also works for me.
To prevent the stroken pencils from showing over the desktop icons, it
is necessary to NOT include the user into the 'root' group.