group permission problems for devices mounted in /media

john lists.john at
Mon Feb 22 17:33:58 GMT 2010

Hi Scott,

On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 4:36 PM, Scott Balneaves
<sbalneav at> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 01:15:43PM -0800, john wrote:
> I have another version of ltspfs for hardy's ltspfs in my ppa.  Give that one a
> try.

Yes. This one did the trick for me.

flyboy at mcbuntu2:/media$ ls -la flyboy
total 28
drwxr-x---  4 flyboy root          4096 Feb 22 09:18 .
drwxr-xr-x 39 root   root          4096 Feb 22 09:16 ..
drwxr-x---  2 root   domain users  4096 Oct  5 13:58 floppy0
drwx------  4 root   root         16384 Dec 31  1969 usbdisk-sdb1

usbdisk-sdb1 shows owned by root, but as soon as the user try's to
access it the permissions are properly set and everything works as expected.
I vaguely remember that external media is unmounted after a short
period of inactivity so that
kids can pull there drives without have to mess about with un-mounting
them "a la windows".

Thanks for this fix. It's a big help!


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