Auto mounting in Ubuntu 12.10

Peter Hillier-Brook phb at
Thu Nov 22 17:16:25 UTC 2012

On 22/11/12 17:02, Colin Law wrote:
> On 22 November 2012 14:53, Peter Hillier-Brook <phb at> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Since upgrading Ubuntu to 12.10 I no longer have access to USB *AND*
>> internal disks that were auto mounted in earlier releases. This problem only
>> occurs with Unity-based systems: Kubuntu works fine, as does Lubuntu.
>> Obviously I can mount them as root, but the tedium of finding the
>> appropriate UUID is less than desirable.
> Can you define what you mean by auto mounted?  Exactly what used to
> happen that is not happening any more?

Hello Colin,

the sequence is that I insert a USB memory stick and open Dolphin in 
Kubuntu and I'm presented with a list of available file systems, 
including the  memory stick. Selecting this device, or any of the 
advertised partitions, mounts the partition and permits access to the 

When using Nautilus under Unity - which I don't do very often - the 
mount operation fails with:
Adding read ACL for uid 1000 to '/media/<username>' failed: Operation 
not supported.

I assume that it's a permissions thing somewhere, but as yet I don't 
know where.

Peter HB

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