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KDE 4.4.5's Dolphin 1.4 unable to mount my old IDE/PATA HDD?

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Hello.

I switched my desktop manager from Gnome v2.3 and KDE v4.4.5 in my over year old Debian stable box, but I am having problems accessing my secondary HDD (SSD is my primary drive) manually after rebooting/powering up my system. In Gnome v2.3, I can access this old HDD by entering my sudo password. KDE does not even prompt it when accessing these drives in its Dolphin as shown in http://i.imgur.com/tSEbH.gif screen shot/capture. How can I have KDE connect to it like Gnome does? I do not want to automatically mount it at system's boot up since it is a temporary drive. Also, I don't want to go Gnome to mount and then switch to KDE. :(

Thank you in advance. :)
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Unfortunately it seems that support for mounting drives which need authentication to be mounted was not part of KDE 4.4. I am not sure if this has changed since then, in KDE 4.10 however.

As an attempted workaround, have you tried configuring the /etc/fstab entry for that drive to permit user mounting (and disable automatic mounting)?


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bcooksley wrote:Unfortunately it seems that support for mounting drives which need authentication to be mounted was not part of KDE 4.4. I am not sure if this has changed since then, in KDE 4.10 however.

As an attempted workaround, have you tried configuring the /etc/fstab entry for that drive to permit user mounting (and disable automatic mounting)?
Yea, I had to use /etc/fstab but that is annoying since I have to do that for every new drive. Ugh.
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Indeed. Unfortunately KDE 4.4.5 is quite old, so it isn't possible to do much other than suggest workarounds at this point. I would suggest an upgrade to KDE 4.10 if at all possible.


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bcooksley wrote:Indeed. Unfortunately KDE 4.4.5 is quite old, so it isn't possible to do much other than suggest workarounds at this point. I would suggest an upgrade to KDE 4.10 if at all possible.
Thanks. I will have to wait for Debian to release them in their stable which would be years. Haha.
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Alternately if you don't mind being adventurous, you could try a experimental-snapshot from http://qt-kde.debian.net/


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bcooksley wrote:Alternately if you don't mind being adventurous, you could try a experimental-snapshot from http://qt-kde.debian.net/
I avoid prereleases. I don't have time to deal with buggy stuff. Stable still has bugs here and there. Too BUSY with life these days. :( Thanks though. ;)

 
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