Newbee question on desktop media icon.

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at
Wed Dec 6 17:51:28 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 06 December 2006 13:11, my mailbox was graced by a missive
 from Derek Broughton <news at> who wrote:

> >> When I put a CD in the CDROM reader, an icon appears on the desktop for
> >> that drive, giving me the option to open a file manager or whatever.
> >> When I right-click on the icon, and choose "Eject" to change the CD, I
> >> get an error mesage "Only Root can umount /dev/hdc from /media/cdrom0"
> >> Must I "sudo umount" in a konsole every time in order to change CD ?

> > Make sure you're in the 'disk' group

> He shouldn't have been able to mount it at all, if he wasn't in the right
> group.

My user was _not_ in the disk group, yet it auto-mounted with no problem.

> > also that /etc/fstab has 'user' on the line with /dev/hdc

> that seems to present the same problem - how did he get it mounted?

user _was_ and still is in fstab for the removable media lines.

I also have the same problem with a USB pen drive..
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