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Re: Drives can't be mounted as a normal user

On Fri,03.Apr.09, 23:44:07, Bibek Paudel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use Debian Lenny (GNOME) on my i386 machine.
> While logging in as root, the other disk partitions are shown in the
> desktop as well as "Places" menu. They can then be browsed without
> problem.

You shouldn't login as root. Use 'su' or 'sudo' or 'gksu' instead.

> However, when I login as a normal user, they aren't listed. And when I
> try to mount them from Nautilaus window, an error-window pops up,
> "Cannot mount volume: You are not privileged to mount this volume."
> Mounting from the terminal using "mount" (as root) command works
> without a hitch.
> The user is a member of the group "plugdev." From gconf,

AFAICT you need to be a member of 'floppy', not 'plugdev'.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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