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Old 07-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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KDE won't automount flash drive

The title basically describes my problem. When I put my flash drive into my laptop it does nothing. It doesn't prompt what to do with the media or even show the icon. To access the flash drive I always have to run:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbflash

How can I get my flash drive to automount and display the icon on my KDE desktop? Thanks!

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Old 07-26-2006, 05:20 AM   #2
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make sure you have hal and udev installed.

and follow this guide:

you need to change a few bits e.g. the device type and things, but this should work.
Old 07-26-2006, 09:40 AM   #3
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Lol, I can't figure this out:

I got udev and hal installed already. No problem there. I just need help editting the config files.

For /etc/fstab I put

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbflash usbfs rw,user
(this is prob wrong)

Where I'm really confused is at the autofs configuration (/etc/auto.master). I understand you have to configure /etc/auto.removable all so. Please help
Old 07-26-2006, 09:24 PM   #4
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also pmount and usbmount. Then you don't have to worry about fstab.
Old 07-26-2006, 09:51 PM   #5
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Which version of Debian are you using? I never fiddled with any packages or configuration, so I only know of the out-of-box behavior. With Debian Sarge, the out-of-box behavior is to NOT do anything automatically when a USB drive is attached. With Debian Etch, the out-of-box behavior IS to automatically detect when a USB drive is attached. It works in a very user friendly way with Debian Etch and KDE.

It's the main reason why I've switched all of my desktop workstations from Sarge to Etch.


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