View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.04 Hardy: How to show icons in "computer" for unmounted /media volumes?

April 29th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Specifically, I have a cifs network share defined in fstab, but I don't want it to automount. In Hardy, no icons appear under "computer" or on desktop until the volume is mounted. In earlier versions of Ubuntu, an icon for this share would appear under "computer" and I could double-click it to mount it. How do I get this behavior in Hardy?

I found what looks like relevant clues at:
Can I modify these instructions to *show* unmounted network volumes?



May 1st, 2008, 08:08 AM
you're not the only one on this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=770886 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=770886)

it would be good if someone at ubuntu saw this. I've also asked in the gnome forums and no answer yet...

September 15th, 2008, 11:03 PM
bleck... double post

September 15th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Just bumping this post because I really want this behavior... it works fine on my gentoo box, so there must just be a setting somewhere that ubuntu set to hide such things. For my gentoo box I just mkdir /mnt/whatever, and edit my /etc/fstab to have a line for nfs mounting to that folder, and then the unmounted volume is listed in nautilus' "Computer" ready for me to double-click mount. With ubuntu no /mnt/* even gets listed in "Computer" while mounted (contrasting with /media/* directories, which at least show up while mounted...)