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    Default External Hard-Drive

    For some reason when I first turn my PC on and I start up Rhythmbox I have to physically go to Dolphin and select my external before Rhythmbox recognises any music. It's like I have to remind Rhythmbox where it is, is this normal?

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    Default Re: External Hard-Drive

    I have never used an external device this way before, (only ever as store and backup). Is the drive already shown as mounted in dolphin?
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    Default Re: External Hard-Drive

    Could it be your external drive is only mounted AFTER you select it in dolphin?

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    I have the same issue with my iPod. Amarok, Banshee, and Songbird will not see the iPod until I open it in Dolphin.

    I believe you will need to setup a custom mountpoint in your fstab. By caf's suggesstion here: Amarok Collection Problem - openSUSE Forums I mounted my external WDD to my media folder. I just haven't done it with my iPod yet. I will let you know later this evening if that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atraller47 View Post
    I have the same issue with my iPod. Amarok, Banshee, and Songbird will not see the iPod until I open it in Dolphin.

    I believe you will need to setup a custom mountpoint in your fstab. By caf's suggesstion here: Amarok Collection Problem - openSUSE Forums I mounted my external WDD to my media folder. I just haven't done it with my iPod yet. I will let you know later this evening if that works.
    Cheers that would be great.

    I noticed when I had the external plugged in at a front USB then I had this problem (when I was using Ubunut) I then plugged it into a rear USB port and the problem went away. Doesn't seem to be the same with SUSE.

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    Default Re: External Hard-Drive

    You don't use fstab for USB drives. So forget that ref

    Sometimes front USB can work differently. I'm not sure there is a simple solution when using external drive - particularly it seem also in kde4
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Could it be your external drive is only mounted AFTER you select it in dolphin?
    could be right, how do I make it mount at boot u and for my media player to remember where it is.

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    The media player settings let you set the collection location/s

    Have you done this?
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    Of course

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    Default Re: External Hard-Drive

    Try something please. Open dolphin and have it open navigating your external drive in question.
    Now leave it like that and reboot.

    When you login, is dolphin automatically open at the place you left off?
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