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Month: March 2011

Problem with medium application autostart

From: "Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:26:23 +0100

At last I made the transition to trinity + squeeze with the last of my boxes, 
the infamous office box. I saw my desktop go down in flames (which actually 
was the falt of som weired xorg problem) and raise from the ashes 2 days 
later. After all I am very satisfied, I didn't loose my kwallet nor my kmail 
settings and date - in fact I didn't loose anything important :-)

There is only one issue left, that I was not able to correct: the medium 
application autostart does not work as I exect it.

What I got so far:

After I log in, plug in a DVD or USB storage device. Usually there should pop 
up a dialog asdking me what medium was found and what to do next. Now that 
dialog does not show up.
But when I open konqueror and go to media:/ I see the plugged in device (not 
mounted). I can open it from there. I unplug the USB device, the icon 
disappears as expected.
I start kcontol, go to "Peripherials/Storage Media", there select "Defaults" 
and "Apply", close kcontrol, plug in the USB storage device and the famouse 
dialogbox shows up! 
When I log out and log in again the dialogbox does not show up until I open 
kcontrol and do these steps.

Now I cannot find what kcontrol does at this stage to make things work. I 
tried strace, but kcontol does not change the contents of any file 
in .trinity. It opens and reads these files, but nothing is written:


xine-dvd.desktop plays DVDs, if inserted. At least when I first start 
kcontrol ;-)

I made a diff from the ~/.trinity tree befor and after running kcontrol, but 
there are no changes.

So, is there a way how I can get the medium autoplay to work?