Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 400351
gnome-desktop shows definitely unwanted file system icons
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:31:43 EST
Description of problem:
Assume that you have in /etc/fstab some lines line that
LABEL=share /usr/share ext3 defaults 0 0
LABEL=/data /data ext3 defaults 0 0
or something similar. With an advent of F8 loging into a user
session will produce on a deskop "disk drive" icons with
labels, accordingly, "share" and "/data".
Actually it does not matter if in /etc/fstab one is mounting
partitions of __fixed__ disks by label or by device and if
these are disk partitions or LVM volumes. One gets on a desktop
those inane icons no matter what. Surprisingly enough NFS volumes
are spared that treatment.
Is there at least a method to configure out this sheer
"user friendliness" example? There is something is preferences
about removable media but those above are far from removable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It could be a wrong component but I have no idea what brought
always - unfortunately
I found recently that setting /apps/nautilus/desktop/volumes_visible
property to "false" makes that spurious icons to vanish. That is
not a solution, though, as this also kills icons which were showing
up for removable media.
Apparently an underlying issue is that somewhere fixed and removable
media got mixed up. That has much more serious consequences, like
a huge security breach (see bug 401811), then an annoying visual
clutter. No idea what is really responsible for that.
It turns out that Fedora 7 has file
That policy file vanished from Fedora 8 and is also absent in
rawhide. It looks that after it is restored and hald restarted
then those "extra" icons as described do not show up anymore
(and some other nasties with fixed disks also disappear).
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