FreeBSD and hardware??

Bruce Cran bruce at
Tue Dec 2 20:32:18 PST 2008

On Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:04:51 -0500
michael <michael.copeland at> wrote:
> Bob McConnell wrote:
> > 2. Do an SMB mount of remote directories onto the desktop or your
> > home directory. Open any application and access files in that
> > directory as easily as when they are on the local drive.
> also, my vlc sees any mounted drive or directory, no matter the 
> protocol. so does mplayer, etc. i don't know why your system doesn't 
> operate correctly, but i don't have that issue at all.
> e,g:
> /mnt/Azureus Downloads
> this mount is mounted over samba from a computer on the other side of 
> the house, and i see everything on it and play my files over the
> network.

But it doesn't work if you use "Places -> Connect to Server" - the share
appears on the Desktop as though it's mounted, but you have to realise
that it's actually a GVFS mount, not a kernel-level mount.  So only
Gnome applications which know about GVFS are able to see the files.

Bruce Cran

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