Bug 400351 - gnome-desktop shows definitely unwanted file system icons
gnome-desktop shows definitely unwanted file system icons
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-26 19:16 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:20:51 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-26 19:16:34 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
that behaviour.

How reproducible:
always - unfortunately
Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-29 12:28:47 EST
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.
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2007-12-07 23:36:21 EST
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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