Comment=Browse the NAS drive and manage the files
Exec=pcmanfm /full/path/to/the/NAS/mountpoint %U
You will need to edit the bit in red … to the path to where your NAS drive is mounted
(if you copy/paste the above … visually check it before saving, as occasionally an extra space creeps in whilst copying)
SAVE the file.
You should now have an icon on the desktop called “NAS Drive”
Unless as SeZo suggests you’ve somehow deleted the Desktop directory (in you home directory) … that command:
WILL open gedit and create a file when you hit save.
Are you SURE you entered it correctly ? … remember Linux commands ARE case sensitive.
(try cutting/pasting the command into the terminal)
Also as Sezo says, you could right-click the desktop and select Create New>Blank File … name it nas.desktop … then just right-click the nas.desktop file and select Text Editor … which will open it for editing in gedit.
Not stepping on your toes Sezo … just reflecting that the right-click context menu names are slighly different in Peppermint, and that you can right-click a “.desktop” file and it will offer “Text Editor” as an option … I wish Nautilus did that … Nautilus can be VERY confusing where .desktop files are concerned … leaving you needing to list the directory contents to get the files ACTUAL name, then having to start gedit from the command line, or start gedit then navigate to the file IN gedit.
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/smiler/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=smiler)
Hope that makes sense because I can’t see anything in there.
or whatever the NAS drives IP is
I am however thinking this may not be what you’re actually wanting … is the problem that VLC cannot display the NAS Drive when you select Media>Open File ?
If so, you may want to mount the NAS Drive from fstab … so it’s automatically mounted at bootup, and can then be searched from within VLC.
Cheers, I have thumbnails! Though I did have to increase the max file size a bit.
The nas drive is a 1TB Buffalo Linkstation which I believe is a windows based product.
This would explain why the auto-wakeup feature doesn’t work when I switch this machine on but when the missus turns hers on it wakes up every time.
That will make it easy … I have one of those … and just FYI, the Linkstation (at least the Linkstation Live) runs Linux, and uses the XFS filesystem.
Is yours the Linkstation Live LS-CHL 1000GB ?
Yeh, AFAIK, there’s no way to get Auto-Wakeup to work … but you can set the drive to spin down when not in use, not that I’ve bothered changing that … I’m not convinced that spinning up/down drives makes them last longer.