I just finished loading 9.04 on a Dell Vostro 420 desktop and I have no automount of usb devices. Output of dmesg follows:
[ 120.748514] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 120.891676] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 120.912066] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 120.925020] usb-storage: device found at 2
[ 120.925022] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 125.928010] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 125.929015] scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access Patriot Memory PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[ 127.184877] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] 62554112 512-byte hardware sectors: (32.0 GB/29.8 GiB)
[ 127.185374] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 127.185376] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
[ 127.185378] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 127.186874] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] 62554112 512-byte hardware sectors: (32.0 GB/29.8 GiB)
[ 127.187373] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 127.187375] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
[ 127.187376] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 127.187378] sdb: sdb1
[ 127.187938] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 127.187985] sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
This looks normal from what I can tell. This was after I inserted the usb stick after booting. The drive with the volume label appears in 'places' but I cannot launch a file browser. I suspect it's because the volume is not mounted.
I have also added 'usb_storage' to /etc/modules as it was not there which made absolutely no difference whatsoever.
I have also read the bug 366296. The threads stop on July 23rd. What's up with that? There is a post that seems to indicate that if I downgrade "hal, libhal1, and libhal-storage1", auto-mounting will work once again. Can anyone verify this? Also, how do you do a force downgrade?
In the meantime, I have to learn how to manually mount fat32 devices. I got the device to mount but not r/w from a non-root user. I am still trying to figure out how to mount giving read/write permissions to non-root users.