Friday, 11 September 2009

ROX’s unmounting problem fixed

I applied the fix to skinny-utils and it has passed nominal testing. Packages in the repository reflect the fix.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Solution to ROX’s unmounting problem

The unmounting problem I mentioned yesterday with ROX mangling names with spaces has a very simple workaround. I will propagate this change to the SD packages soon.

In the meantime, or if you have already installed SD, do the following:

  1. Open ROX-filer (the easiest way to do this is to double click the Home icon on the desktop)
  2. Right-click in any blank space and select Options…
  3. Select Action windows
  4. Change the text in the Unmount command field to:
    skinny-pumount-fb “$1”
  5. Change the text in the Eject command field to:
    eject “$1”

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Automounting problem with ROX

ROX-Filer appears not to wrap directory names in quotes or otherwise allow for spaces in names when it sends arguments to the unmount and eject commands (and also likely the mount command, though I haven’t tested this).

I’ve sent a note to the user’s group to see if there is a fix.

If there is not, it probably means I will need to write a new script that does not pumount or eject media directly, but rather opens a dialog where the user can choose what to pumount/eject. This is not an ideal situation, but it’s probably the best that can be done with ROX.