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Old 10-24-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
basheer
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Unhappy How to auto mount usb drives as a normal user


Hi all,
I would like to auto mount usb drives as soon as i plug in the devices as a normal user. Can some one help please.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Dbus should do that for you. What gui are you using? Are your normal users in the plugdev group?
 
Old 10-24-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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you need to add your user to the plugdev and power group.

for example, edit your /etc/group file

then change the lines

plugdev:x:83:root
power:x:84:root

to look like (just change daedra to your user name)

plugdev:x:83:root,daedra
power:x:84:root,daedra

Last edited by Daedra; 10-24-2009 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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First add ur user to plugdev and power group.

Automount, as far as i know will depend on which Desktop Environment/Manager your using..

in my experience XFCE auto-mounts the usb device, and opens up thunar.
KDE has a panel applet (forgot the name).

and in fluxbox i use PcmanFM as a file manager, so i mount using that.

Last edited by slackd; 10-24-2009 at 10:28 PM.
 
  


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