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Re: automount usb-storage..??

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 23:47:08 -0700, Brad Brock wrote:
> --- Oguz Yarımtepe <comp.ogz@gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Oguz Yarımtepe <comp.ogz@gmail.com>
> > To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> > Subject: Re: automount usb-storage..??
> > Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 05:25:19 +0300
> > 
> > Sal 03 Eki 2006 18:39 tarihinde, Brad Brock
> > Å?unları yazmıÅ?tı: 
> > > I've just upgraded my debian sarge to etch. When I
> > > plug usb-storage to my computer, it doesn't detect
> > > anything. Then after I installed HAL packages and
> > > autofs package, the auto-detection works but it's
> > not
> > > automatically mounted and KDE Daemon detect it but
> > I
> > > cannot read it instantly from Konqueror. Did I
> > miss
> > > something??
> > >
> > > Thanks...
> > 
> > In unstable i solve it by installing dbus, hal and
> > latest kernel (it installs 
> > udev and removes hotplug), so try also installing
> > dbus and udev.
> I still cannot solve my problem. KDE still cannot
> automount...

There might be a slight misunderstanding: KDE does not really automount
usb devices in the strict sense of the word. What happens is that an
icon pops up on your desktop after you insert a pluggable device or
removable media, but it is not mounted. After you click on the icon the
device/media will be mounted and opened in konqueror. (You can also
configure other actions, e.g. staring a media player if you insert an
audio CD.)

As Oguz has already pointed out, you will need udev, dbus and hal. In
addition to that it is advisable to install the pmount package and to
add your user to the plugdev group. (Then you will not need /etc/fstab
entries for the USB sticks.) If these packages are installed you should
be able to activate the desktop icons in "K-Menu > Control Center >
Desktop > Behavior > Device Icons". The settings for different types of
media can be tuned in "Peripherals > Storage Media"; there should also
be a dialog if you insert a given type for the first time after
activating the icons.

If you still cannot get it to work you should post the output of

dpkg -l udev\* hal\* dbus\* pmount

so that we can check if you have the correct versions of all necessary
packages installed.


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