Automounted usb drives don't appear on desktop in KDE on ltsp thin clients

Bug #237732 reported by rootchick on 2008-06-05
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Bug Description

Not sure if this should be reported under ltsp, kde, kubuntu-desktop, or what. This is on Ubuntu 8.04 with kubuntu-desktop and ltsp5 installed. It only occurs on LTSP-based thin clients; when logged into KDE on the server it shows the icon on the desktop.

On a thin client if you log into KDE and plug in a usb drive, it mounts it under /media/username/drivename, but it doesn't create a desktop icon for it. I notice that if you plug one in while under KDE on the server, it just mounts it under /media/disk. If you use Gnome instead on the thin client, it mounts it under /media/username/drivename, but it does show an icon on the desktop.

I wonder if it doesn't have something to do with this bug, since I'm using ldm on the thin client but gdm on the server:

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

I can confirm the issue with KDE4 on Intrepid.
The behavior is the same, ltspfs works correctly but KDE doesn't seem to notice a new mount point appearing in /media/<username>/

Other than that, everything seems to work just fine with KDE and LTSP, it'd be great if that last point would be solved too.

Changed in ltsp:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
rootchick (cm-ccfls) wrote :

Sounds like it's related to this:

There's a patch, but it's more of a work-around. Still, it would be nice to have it ported to 8.04. I just haven't figured out how to do it yet.

Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

the mentioned example script is shipped in the ltspfs documentation (the ubuntu and debian packages are identical, so is the fix)

rootchick (cm-ccfls) wrote :

Excellent! I copied the ltspfsmounter script & the example kde-desktop-icons script to my 8.04 server, and it works perfectly. Thanks!

Avinash.Rao (avinash-aol) wrote :

I am facing the same problem with LTSP on Xfce. The USB sticks dont appear on the desktop or even in the places menu. I went through and downloaded the ltspfsmounter.diff file. Should i execute this script in chroot?

How can i make this work?

Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

you already have /usr/share/doc/ltspfs/examples/kde-desktop-icons installed, quoting from the header of that file:

# to use this hook, install this in /etc/ltspfs/mounter.d/ and mark it as
# executable.

Changed in ltsp:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
no longer affects: ltsp (Ubuntu)
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