Bug 186695 - Icons for mounted disks/partitions missing
Summary: Icons for mounted disks/partitions missing
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-25 13:51 UTC by E Mair
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-04-02 17:47:39 UTC

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Description E Mair 2006-03-25 13:51:19 UTC
Description of problem:
Nautilus does no longer show icons for mounted disks on the desktop or in
This worked in FC4 but not in a fresh installation of FC5.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have /apps/nautilus/desktop/volumes_visible in gconf set to true.
2. Mount a harddisk partition.
Actual results:
Opening Computer:/// in Nautilus only shows Floppy Disk, CD/DVD, Filesystem and
Network. On the desktop only the Computer, Home and Network icons are visible.

Expected results:
The mounted devices should be represented by icons in Computer:/// and on the

Additional info:

Comment 1 David Wood 2006-03-30 12:32:41 UTC
I believe I'm seeing the same problem with some local partitions.

In my fstab file I have a couple of remote nfs disks and a smbfs connection. 
These all show up and can be mounted from the Nautilus spatial view, along with
the network, filesystem, cdrom and floppy drives.

HOWEVER, as this is a multi-boot system, I also have fstab entries pointing to
/dev/hda1 (an ntfs partition) and /dev/hda5 (a vfat partition).  Neither show up
in Nautilus.  My FC5 installation has /boot in /dev/hda2 with swap and / as a
logical volume set in /dev/hda3.  Is it possible that the use of the lvm for the
FC5 installation is erroneously supressing the search for other /dev/hda*

NB.  The drives can be mounted from the command line but they still don't show
up in the Nautilus spatial view.

Comment 2 Adam M. 2006-04-02 13:40:22 UTC
AFAIK, this was done intentionally as a security measure. Simply move or delete 
fdi[/b], followed by a restart of the hal daemon, and fixed disks will once 
again appear. 

Comment 3 E Mair 2006-04-02 17:47:39 UTC
Thanks, plexxxy. This worked.
I think this ought to be in the Release Notes, but I'm setting this to NOTABUG.

Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2006-04-02 23:55:22 UTC
Its already in the release notes. 


Comment 5 E Mair 2006-04-03 14:44:04 UTC
I respectfully disagree:

The only links I've personally seen pointing to the Docs/Beats/PackageNotes wiki
page was posted in discussions on fedoraforums.org and in this bug discussion.

Comment 6 Rahul Sundaram 2006-04-03 15:14:29 UTC
You have nothing to disagree about. The wiki is the canonical source for the
latest content. The published release notes do not have the notes which is why I
pointed to the latest content. The future errata (due on 15th of this month)
will have them. Anyway if you need more content, you should file feedback
against the release notes. 

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