newbie question

Robin Haswell rob at
Tue Mar 28 11:47:42 CEST 2006

Regarding #2, this is why I use a GNOME/XFCE hybrid at work. I need to
be able to plug in things such as flash drives, portable CD writers,
etc, and have them "just work" with no fuss. My solution is to run
gnome-session as my startup, but I modified my session to run xfwm4,
xfdesktop and xfce4-panel. I get all of GNOME's hardware support without
the crap UI.

I think, looking back, if you tell xfce-session (?) to run
gnome-volume-manager, you'll get the same functionality.


Amir Sabbagh wrote:
> Hi,
> i can't help you for the question n°1.
> for the second question, you have to modify your /etc/fstab file with a
> text editor, adding this line(for example):
> /dev/sda1       /mnt/usbpen      vfat         noauto,user,async,rw     
> 0   0
> where:
> /dev/sda1 is the where the pen is plugged in (you can see it with
> "dmesg" on a terminal after you connected the pen)
> /mnt/usbpen is where you want to mount the pen.
> hope this will help
> Amir
> On 3/24/06, *richard* <richard.bown at
> <mailto:richard.bown at>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     sorry its a type of newbie question.
>     Found xfce4 and its great for remote machines, firewalls etc., using vnc
>     access, etc..
>     So here 's the horrible questions
>     1.background colour on the xfce terminal, can it change to white, not
>     all monitors do white on black well.
>     2,
>     As most I wander round with a USB flash drive in my pocket, now
>     hotpluging is enabled, systems rum Mandriva
>     2006 , and although if I insert the USB device, I cant find it with MC
>     or other file manager, with a xfce4 DM,
>     or course if I insert in to bloated gnome-2-12, I can see the device has
>     mounted and contents available.
>     How do I get devices such as cdroms, USB Flash, and even a floppy to
>     mount
>     TIA
>     Richard
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