14.04.4 still doesn't always automount USB flash drives

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 21:04:37 UTC 2016


On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 12:57 PM, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought I had this one covered, but it just started happening again.
>
> I've checked all the settings, and they didn't change.  However,
> between yesterday and today, my USB drive automounts no longer work.,
> not even with 'thunar --daemon' running in the background.
>
> The only way to get them recognized is to run thunar explicitly and
> click on the flash drive.
>
> If I run thunar --daemon in a terminal I get these errors when I try
> to mount the drive:
>
> admar at admar-HPz640:~ $ thunar --daemon
> thunar-volman: Unsupported USB device type.
> thunar-volman: Unsupported USB device type.
> thunar-volman: Unknown block device type.
> thunar-volman: Could not detect the volume corresponding to the device.
>
> I thought maybe it was a system problem, so I rebooted, but  no, it
> still won't mount.
>
> However, I do see this:
>
> admar at admar-HPz640:~ $ lsusb
> Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:8002 Intel Corp.
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:800a Intel Corp.
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0451:8140 Texas Instruments, Inc.
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0781:5506 SanDisk Corp.
> Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0451:8142 Texas Instruments, Inc.
> Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:134a Hewlett-Packard
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 045e:0752 Microsoft Corp. Wired Keyboard 400
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> admar at admar-HPz640:~ $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb
> [sudo] password for admar:
>
> Disk /dev/sdb: 4110 MB, 4110227968 bytes
> 68 heads, 29 sectors/track, 4070 cylinders, total 8027789 sectors
> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x0ab69d36
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sdb1            2048     8027788     4012870+  83  Linux
>
> So it's definitely there and something is recognizing it, even if not
> the volume manager.
>
> What am I missing?
>
> Thanks.
> MR

I was able to get it to mount using 'udisksctl -b /dev/sdb1' so why
doesn't this happen automatically?

Weird.



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