I am having the same problem. Altough not with CD'ws - both my DVD/CD drives are recognised, mounted and accessable fine.
However anything i plug into my 4-in-1 memory card reader (MMC, Memory Stick) or my external USB HDD are not automatically mounted.
They ARE automatically mounted when i log in as ROOT however!
SuSe 10.0.0, KDE.
I am also seeking a solution to have this work in the normal user account..... sick of swicthing users just to copy something to my backup HDD or to load pictures from my digicam or phone to the PC.
Thanks in advance.....