I believe autofs is deprecated. In any event, a good guide to getting things going can be found at: http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=DBUS
. I found it easy enough to upgrade my gnome to freerock's latest, and use their hal and dbus packages. Then, all I had to do was patch the mount utility and rebuild it, along with a small part of KDE. It is all described pretty well on the site. I haven't messed with pmount and ivman much, but fstab-sync works pretty well "out of the box". The only caveat I have found: if you use fstab-sync, make sure your fstab has all of its fields correctly filled out. I couldn't get it going on my desktop, only to have it work by adding "0 0" to some of my entries that didn't have one (so that each entry had a value for that field).