A drive on the desktop

  • johne53
Posted: Thu, 03/05/2009 - 12:31
As you'll know, inserting a CD ROM into the CD ROM drive causes it to appear on your desktop. In my system I have a second hard drive which also appears on my desktop as long as it's connected. Unfortunately, I can't remember how I originally set this up but I don't think it was as simple as just creating a shortcut. I've a feeling that I edited a config file somewhere. I'm now trying to set up my laptop comupter in the same way. Can anyone think what file I might have edited (or what I might have done) to make this icon appear?

gconf-editor was the answer.

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Thu, 03/05/2009 - 16:49
gconf-editor was the answer. I needed to go to apps->nautilus->desktop and then select the option that says "volumes_visible"


  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 03/05/2009 - 12:40
Hi johne53, fstab options and settings using gconf-editor are the two methods I use here. Cheers! dave