[Wine]Softlinking to a dvd-drive with inconsistent mount points? => HAL-Support

Ben Prescott abend at ntlworld.com
Fri Sep 9 11:49:52 CDT 2005

On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 21:58:51 +0200
Detlef Riekenberg <wine.dev at web.de> wrote:

> Am Freitag, den 26.08.2005, 12:50 +0200 schrieb Holly Bostick:
> >>Problem solved:
> > >>http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2005/05/dkukawka_hal_mountpoints.ht
> > >ml
> > > Thanks Hiji, that was useful for me too. 
> Thats an ugly workaround that should be forbidden. See Below.

As a suse 9.1 user, I would prefer on balance to have the OS do the
dynamic mounting, and handle 'degrading' that information as a separate

Its a lot easier to throw away or compensate for the hal mount points
than to create that information from scratch.

Thankyou, by the way, to the list for raising this issue and providing some leads.

Suggestion ... present /media as a drive within wine, and then you can
find anything that is currently mounted up. Anything that expects the
'root' of the drive to be in ..\ is faulty anyway!

My irritation is with USB devices., with this sort of noise in /media:


... so I use symlinks to clean things up.

usb_fuji_rr -> usb-storage-Y303^^^^^011017XFJX0004006105:0:0:0p1
usb_iaudio_1 -> usb-storage-100:0:0:0p1
usbstorage1 -> usb-storage-Y468^^^^^030410XFPX0002003302:0:0:0p1
usbstorage2 -> usb-storage-odd-0x04cb-0x0124:0:0:0p1
usbstorage3 -> usb-storage-3600011248:0:0:0p1
usbstorage4 -> usb-storage-odd-0x05e3-0x07a0:0:0:0p1

I intend to play with USB hotplug to tidy things up
automatically, but I'm upgrading to Suse 9.2 first.

I access /media mount points on Windows via samba by sharing out /media
... and then I can navigate into the legal symlink directory names.

hth, Ben


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