Mounting of USB devices broken in Dapper?

Silent Ph03nix silentph03nix at
Sat Dec 2 19:10:36 UTC 2006

On Saturday 02 December 2006 11:40, Urtzi Jauregi wrote:
> 	Since about a week ago I can't automount any USB device (MP3 player,
> camera, etc). They worked perfectly before, but now I don't see the desktop
> icon anymore. I have to mount the device manually.
<snip dmesg output>
> so it seems the devices are still detected. They also show up with lsusb.
> The problem is that nothing else happens. No desktop icons, nothing. I'm
> fairly sure it's a Kubuntu problem; the same computer with an up-to-date
> Ubuntu Dapper sees and mounts everything OK.
> 	Is there something wrong with hal, udev etc? Has somebody had the same
> problem? I suspect it is a conflict with KDE, since there was people with
> the same problem in the debian-kde mailing list. I recall there was an udev
> update about the time I began to have this problem. Could this be the
> cause?
> 	I have a HP-nc6120 laptop running an up-to-date Kubuntu Dapper with the
> 686 kernel and KDE 3.5.5.

I'm seeing the exact same problem on up to date kubuntu dapper and as with you 
GNOME on the same box sees and mounts the devices perfectly.
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