KDE 4 and gvfs
In order for the KDE Disc
Burner, K3b to recognize and use a suitable CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive, gvfs or another
Glib2 vfs manager must be installed, followed by a reboot. See below
if you don't need KDE.
Gvfs-1.8.1-x86_64.sfs has all
that is needed for K3b in KDE 4.
gvfs is not needed for Pburn,
only for K3b and other apps that rely on GIO/gvfs.
gvfs (GNOME Virtual Filespace)
is a userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the i/o
abstractions of GIO in Glib2. This package has several modules that are
automatically used by applications using libgio, and gvfs allows display of local
drives under 'Places'
in some file managers and Gtk File -> Open dialogs.
gvfs is not included in the base ISO or the KDE SFS because it seems to
have some overhead, (I've observed ~50-100 more processes when gvfs is
includes the following packages:
What if I want to try gvfs without the KDE SFS?
to install both the Gvfs SFS above and a Udisks
SFS, then reboot. udisks was previously named
Udisks-1.0.2-x86_64.sfs includes the following packages:
What happened to HAL?
gvfs and udisks, along with udev
kernel support is an effective
replacement for HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). I read that HAL is no
longer being maintained.