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basheer 10-24-2009 10:44 PM

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.

tux_dude 10-24-2009 10:58 PM

Dbus should do that for you. What gui are you using? Are your normal users in the plugdev group?

Daedra 10-24-2009 11:03 PM

you need to add your user to the plugdev and power group.

for example, edit your /etc/group file

then change the lines


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


slackd 10-24-2009 11:26 PM

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. ;)

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