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Old 10-11-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Automounting has just stopped working.

I'm running Ubuntu Hoary and everything was working absolutely fine until I switched it on at the weekend and it wouldn't automount anything!

I'd tried a USB drive for the first time and got no response from Ubuntu. Later on I tried playing a DVD - nothing. An audio CD - nothing. It won't automount anything.

I can manually mount the DVDs and CDs but I don't know how to get them to play after I've done this - they used to just start up as soon as I put them in and play in Xine or XMMS. Now all I can do is look through the files on the disk and play them indivvidually. All the settings seem ok in the 'Removable Drives and Media' dialog.

So what has caused automounting to stop working like this all of a sudden? And how would I go about fixing it?

(And if all else fails, how do i get a DVD to play manually!)

Absolutely any input would be great as I'm not sure where to start looking. Switching the computer off and on doesn't seem to help - lol.
Old 10-13-2005, 01:53 AM   #2
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Change the /etc/fstab file

Make all the noauto's to auto..
Old 10-13-2005, 03:14 PM   #3
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By putting "auto" on removable drives would return an error during startup if media is not present, so not a good idea IMHO. Actually, it should just work as in Hoary.

Are you using KDE? If yes try looking in the Ubuntu forum, this removable media issue has been reported quite often especially in Kubuntu. The autodetect and automount in KDE seems to be broken. Ubuntu which uses GNOME seems to be less problematic at this point of time.

Last edited by Navyblue; 10-13-2005 at 10:11 PM.
Old 10-14-2005, 04:30 AM   #4
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I have no problems when i use the USB drive with the autoMount option on IN ubuntu..


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