On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Paul wrote:
> For user-mounting you need to add lines to /etc/fstab with special options
Yes, but my point was that KDE setup should do this by itself. If they
want to make it attractive to the end user, who may not be a Unix
user of long standing, then they have to make this path smoother.
> Only root can mount devices. The permissions on devices should always be
> 660; "other" should never have access.
Quite, the app should be capable of setuid root to do this. My point is
that on a single-user laptop, an interface like a GUI which leaves the
FDD and CDD inaccessible to the non-root user is just badly designed.
> I don't like KDE, but this is not in general a KDE-specific issue.
The specific question was, because it's one of the unevennesses I don't
like, but you're right, it has more general application. There is still
a considerable conflict between the makers of GUIs, who want them to be
user-friendly "just like Windows" <sigh/> and the designers and
programmers they hand development to, who are out of touch with the
"real world" of the very end-users the makers wish to target.
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