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How to get automatic volume management on Fedora 14 without Gnome
One of the nice things about a modern Linux machine is that if you plug in a USB key or stick a CD-ROM into your DVD drive, it will automatically get noticed and mounted for you. Well, let me amend that; this is what happens if you run Gnome or KDE (and possible XFCE as well), because they take care of all of the necessary magic for you. If you are crazy enough to run some sort of hand-crafted environment, you get to set up something to do this yourself.
In the old days you could just run
the Gnome program that did all of this magic and everything worked.
By the time Fedora 10 rolled around, this no longer worked for me
and I had to find another solution. The best one that I found is
a program called
Halevt basically works just like
However, there is a hitch. Halevt is packed for Fedora 14, but
unfortunately the package is broken by default because it no longer
includes a necessary configuration file. The version of
Fortunately we can fix this in a relatively simple way; we just need
to extract the configuration file from the Fedora 13 version of the
You can modify the
(I hate having MS-DOS filesystems shout at me, even if it is theoretically their natural state.)
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