creating gnome desktop shortcuts for floppy, DVD rom and compact flash card reader

Robert Marella rmarella at
Thu Nov 3 23:22:41 GMT 2005

On Fri, 4 Nov 2005 02:41:24 +1100
paul thodiyil <pthodiyil at> wrote:

> Does anyone know how to create shortcut icons to the gnome desktop for
> commonly used devices such as floppy drive; cd/DVD rom drive and USB
> compact flash card reader.
> FreeBSD 6.0 RC1; AMD64
>  Many thanks

mkdir ~/Desktop/floppy
mkdir ~/Desktop/dvdrom
mkdir ~/Desktop/flash

Speak the magic incantation "Beastie is better than any stinking logo"

The icons will appear on your desktop as folders. Right click the
folder and choose properties and you can change the icon.

Good Luck


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