[Bug 45332] plugging in USB storage device mounts on random desktop

Jim Basilio jim_basilio at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 14 10:11:15 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

I have been using 1 computer with 2 desktops [x sessions] for some time
now (cntrl-F7, cntrl-F8).  One of the things that does not work well is
shared access to devices, especially hotplug devices.

Specifically, USB storage devices (such as flash memory), when plugged
in, will mount in either one X session or the other X session.  The X
session that mounts it opens up a window with the contents of the flash
memory (yeah!) - but the other X session fails mounting and displays an
error.  That X session is then no longer able to access the mount point
due to how the security settings are setup.

What I would like to see is permissions based on a user group.  If
devices are hotplugged into the system, let anyone in this group have
shared access to them.  This includes mounting/unmounting as well as
read/write to them.  I used to manually adjust things by hand during the
hotplug days, but I don't know how to manually adjust this anymore and
it seems there is a larger push to support this type of desktop
(multiple X sessions).


** Affects: gnome-volume-manager (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
         Status: Unconfirmed

plugging in USB storage device mounts on random desktop

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