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Re: How to disable USB automounts (still failing...)

On Sun, 11 Sep 2011, Itay wrote:

On Sun, 11 Sep 2011, Brian wrote:

There are two mistakes in the advice offered. One is major: the rule
in /etc/udev/rules.d/ has to be used after 80-udisks.rules in
/lib/udev/rules.d, so would be better put in 85-no-automount.rules. A
relatively minor mistake (which was reported in your syslog) is that
'subsystem' should be 'SUBSYSTEM'.

It should be sufficient to leave out 'ACTION' and 'SUBSYSTEM' and have
the rule as:




The latter is used in 80-udisks.rules.

Dear Brian,

Thank you for your help.  However, I still don't have luck.
I followed your advice and
1) renamed the custom rules file to
2) upcased subsystem key.

The rule, therefore, looked like this:
ACTION="add|change", SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{UDISKS_AUTOMOUNT_HINT}="never"

Following a suggestions in another message on this thread, I also tried replacing '=' with '==' after the ACTION and ENV{...} keywords.

**Still no luck.**

With Thunar/Thunar-volman neither rule prevents automounting but, as
they are only hints, a file manager may ignore them. Purging the
volume management software or setting Thunar to not use it is how I
would tackle the issue.

Thunar/Thunar-volume are not installed on my system.

Strangely, when I try to unmount the automounted device using the little USB applet in KDE I get an error saying that there are opened files on the device, or something like that.

However there are none opened, and the file browser is off.

Indeed, there is no problem to unmount the device using command line.

It does seem that there is some device management software that gets in the way... As mentioned in the beginning of the thread, I already disabled in KDE the "automatic mounting of removable media".
Any ideas where to look further?


UDISKS_PRESENTATION_HIDE is acted on though, but you probably don't
want to use it.

Any other ideas what is missing?

Many thanks,

  Itay Furman          itayf@fastmail.fm

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