Gentoo File Manager (strange "mount" bug with fix)
vmalloc at usinternet.com
Fri Dec 17 03:49:02 PST 2004
Hi there, I noticed a strange behavior with the default configuration of gentoo on FreeBSD
For some reason, if you try to access certain directories (for possible theories sake,
directories that have fairly long character length, though are well below the system
For example, if I were to double click my way to
/usr/home/vmalloc/GNUstep/WindowMaker/Library/Backgrounds, it would "crash" with the
Gdk-ERROR **: X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
I tried both the FreeBSD port, FreeBSD package, and the source code from the web site, all
of which had the same behavior.
After a little poking at the configuration, I found that going to the configuration menu,
clicking on Mounting, and then changing "Mount When?" to "Never", it seems to have
eliminated that problem. I'm not going to pretend to know why, but it does fix it.
I just thought I'd let you know. Perhaps it is a good idea to disable that option by
default. It's simple to disable it by default using its default configuration file
/usr/local/etc/gentoorc, search for <Mounting> and then change <mode>"always"</mode> to
Thanks for a great file manager and Operating System, respectively.
FreeBSD eiko.lpam.info 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #2: Mon Dec 13 03:58:41 CST 2004
vmalloc at eiko.lpam.info:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/EIKO i386
gentoo 0.11.51 (and the latest from the web site).
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