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Old 03-12-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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USB pen drives not auto prompting or auto mounting on KDE3.5 (PCLOS)


I used to be prompted every time I inserted a USB pen drive what I would like to do (e.g. Open in new window) when I was running PCLOS miniMe 2008 and I could then read and write to.
Then I upgraded to 2009 via the Synaptic Package Manager.
I am no longer prompted.
Same whether normal user or as root.
If I look via "local disks" in the "configure your computer" the sda is seen and shows the pen drive as unmounted and with no mount point. If I set the mount point and mount it works to a degree except I can only read from it. Needs root to write to it.
I have checked both KDED Media Manager and Media Notifier Daemon services and both are running and set to auto start.
The haldaemon is running.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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the answer seems to be to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.26.8-tex3 (via synaptic) you then get an extra option (but not the default) for the new kernel in the grub menu.
Select it and test it out
In my case I had to remove an entry (I had made) in the etc/fstab for sda1
After that it works as I want.
To make the kernel change permanent you need to change the boot option in configure your computer under "Setup Boot System"
 
  


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