Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67308
misleading documentation about KDE CD-ROM usage
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:13:55 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; T312461)
Description of problem:
rhl-gsg(EN)-7.3-Print-RHI(2002-04-05T16:26-0400) says "KDE
must 'mount /mnt/cdrom' for CD access"; in fact, it auto-mounts! There are
TONS of gaffes like this! Sorry to b**ch and moan, but I am a total Linux/Unix
newbie (sp?), and if I can't rely on the docs, what CAN I rely on? Sorry, I
have to send this via WIN98 and IE 5.5, because I can't figure out how to get
my RH Linux 7.3 dial up internet access working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a CD under RHL7.3 and KDE desktop
2. Wait 10 seconds or so
3. It appears on the dektop, contrary to documentation!
Actual Results: auto-mount, with subsequent content display
Expected Results: NADA, according to documentation (until "mount /mnt/cdrom"
I'm finding RH Linux very frustrating ... I am a 25+ year computer veteran, but
I have no Unix experience. I have built computers from scratch, starting with
my 1st S-100 based CP/M system, for which I wrote my own Z80 ASM debug monitor;
also the 1st (and probably ONLY) portable Intel MDS-II development system (in
an old briefcase), and myriad IBM-PC compatibles. I have programmed in a dozen
assembly languages, and Fortran, and PL/M, and C, and C++, and Clipper, and VB,
but I cannot find what I need to know in RHLinux documentation!
Thank you for pointing out this issue. We are improving upon the "Diskettes and
CD-ROMs" chapter with new information and we appreciate your information about
KDE auto-mounting CD-ROMs. The changes will be available in the next release.
You can find dial-up Internet access procedures in chapter 6 of the Red Hat
Linux Customization Guide entitled "Network Configuration".
We apologize for your inconvenience, and appreciate your patience as we improve
our documentation and distribution to better serve you and all of our users.