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Author Topic: How to turn vl-hot off  (Read 1075 times)

aixuser01

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How to turn vl-hot off
« on: June 18, 2011, 02:34:37 pm »

ok, so i have 2 usb drives that I wish to mount via /etc/fstab which is fine but vl-hot feels it wants to mount them also. then I cant unmount them because I get a file system is busy. so I"m wondering how do I turn vl-hot off and what are the implications of doing so? (that is what else wont work )

this is 5.8 standard

thanks for your help!
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aixuser01

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Re: How to turn vl-hot off
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 02:55:23 pm »

correction 5.9 standard.
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Re: How to turn vl-hot off
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 04:31:16 pm »

Ok, so the long version is this: I have 2 usb drives that I want to mount via fstab. So the first problem was what to do with linux where the dives keep changing their names? I mean one time I boot the the usb drive is sdf1 and the next time its sda1. Geez, so I went to udev, since it solved the same issue with my network cards, and created rules to make a symlink for each drive. Great now the symlink points to the right drive no matter what drive letter, number it gets. Sounds great until I run startx and vl-hot thinks it needs to mount the drives. So it looks like vl-hot does not run until the desktop is brought up, but I'd like to either tell it to leave these drives alone or turn it off altogether. My only other option seems to be not to run the desktop on that machine which I can do, but is less convenient.

Can I just remove the vl-hot rules out of /etc/udev/rules.d ?

Any thoughts on this would be helpful.
Thanks for your time.
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