Ubuntu won't recognise usb drive when running KDE. (works under gnome)

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu May 22 19:52:38 UTC 2008

andy baxter wrote:
> I've just found out that my ubuntu (hardy) system won't recognise my
> usb hard drive when I plug it in since I switched from Gnome to KDE. It
> used to work fine, and now it works only intermittently (I think it
> works when I have had a gnome session running since I last booted, but
> not when I boot straight into KDE). Is this a known bug, and what can I
> do about it, other than manually mounting the drives every time they
> are plugged in?

With my KDE (updated from Dapper to Hardy) external disks are mounted 
automatically. Therefore I'm not sure if this will help: In "System 
Settings" select "Notifications" -> "Storage Media Notifications". 
For "Medium types" select "Unmounted Removable Medium". Click on "Open in 
New Window" and "Toggle as Auto Action". Repeat for other unmounted media 
and click "Apply".

If you want consistent filenames for the path (as you wrote in the other 
mail) you should add labels to the filesystems.


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