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

mike mike at mga.demon.co.uk
Fri May 23 15:38:02 UTC 2008

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Nils Kassube wrote:
> andy baxter wrote:
>> OK, thanks. This seems to work (apart from I don't really want to open
>> a window, just mount the drive).
> Obviously I read something from your mail that you didn't write. I don't
> know if there is a setting to only mount the drive. You could do it with
> some udev rules, but I can't help you there.
>> However I have a question - why is something like this done by the
>> desktop environment not another part of the system? It seems to me that
>> this isn't the proper place for things - the way the system behaves
>> when you plug in a device shouldn't depend on which desktop environment
>> you are running (which could be none at all in some cases), but on a
>> lower layer of the system.
> While I'm not familiar with the reason why it is designed this way, it
> could be related to the permissions for the drive. If you check the mount
> options for a FAT32 USB stick you can see that it is owned by the user
> who mounted the drive. That would not be possible if it was mounted
> without user action because the system wouldn't know which user should be
> the owner.
> Nils
there may be a bug with Gnome too i have found that my memory pen
drive is mounted on connect then the machine does not reconize it when
i try to save to the stick. im running Gnome

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