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.. what is mounted in /mnt or /media is decided by the administrator.
That is what I'm trying to understand. As admin, why would I mount something there if no one can use it? The device nodes are set up so I can easily add users via plugdev. Why then require admin the additional step of changing perms in /mnt or /media? Doesn't HAL mount flash devices for users to /media? Does HAL change /media/MOUNT_POINT perms on the fly?
Perhaps it would be better if I explain what I'm trying to do. As sys admin, if I want to set up my system to mount flash cards with user access, without using HAL, would either /mnt or /media be the logical/expected mount point? If yes, I am then expected (as sys admin) to also change perms and group for said mount point?
It just appears to me that Slackware is all set up for me (as admin) to easily add users via the plugdev group, id est. dev nodes and dev symlinks are pre-configured for it, then stumbles at the intended mount point? What am I missing?
Yes, it's not difficult to change perms. I'm just trying to learn proper/intended Slackware sys admin.