Switch to udisks2 results in new mount location for USB drives

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sat Aug 17 18:40:20 UTC 2013

On Friday, August 16, 2013 23:38:53 Steve Riley wrote:
> The new version (4.11) of libsolid4 recommends udisks2, which is a change
> from previous versions of libsolid4 that recommended the older udisks. The
> most visible difference is that USB drives are now mounted under
> /media/$USER rather than /media.
> It's causing some confusion; see:
> http://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?63441
> http://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?63446
> In the first post, I documented a udev rule that restores prior behavior
> (originally found in http://askubuntu.com/questions/214646/). Since the
> 4.11 update has landed mid-cycle, does it make sense to default to the
> previous behavior since that's what so many Kubuntu users are accustomed
> to?

Unless upstream intends to revert this change, we should not.  We'd be 
maintaining the diff approximately forever and that's not a good idea.

Scott K

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