How does GNOME automount devices without pmount?

Florian Diesch diesch at
Fri Dec 5 01:41:30 UTC 2008

Detlef Lechner <Detlef.Lechner at> wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, den 19.11.2008, 15:44 +0100 schrieb Florian Diesch:
>> Detlef Lechner <Detlef.Lechner at> wrote:
>> > 
>> HAL is mounting the drives. 
> I don't think that this answer is correct. 

Then you are wrong.

> Synaptic: "HAL provides an abstract view on hardware. This abstraction
> layer is simply an interface that makes it possible to add support for
> new devices and new ways of connecting devices to the computer, without
> modifying every application that uses the device."

The package description  usually doesn't cover everything a program
can do.

Please install hal-doc and read
file:///usr/share/doc/hal-doc/spec/hal-spec.html, in particular

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