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    Question usb storage not mounted automatically in 11.1?

    In 10.x and earlier, when I inserted a USB storage device it would get mounted in /media automatically.
    With 11.1, it shows up in the device notifier and doesn't get mounted until I select "open with dolphin" in the device notifier.
    Is there a way to revert to the old behavior of auto mounting without user interaction?

    Thanks,

    Bruno.

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    Default Re: usb storage not mounted automatically in 11.1?

    My device is mounted. It doesn't mount to the desktop like in kde3 default settings.
    I use 'Places' in Dolphin and have dragged a Place for my USB ext HD. I don't have to click on it to be able to access it. I mean - let us say I boot up and open k3b and navigate to it in there. It works. So I'm wondering, is your device NTFS?
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    Not NTFS, It is a vfat. It happens with all mountable media (CD, usb keys, camera...)
    It isn't until I click on the "Open with Dolphin" that I see the following in /var/log/messages, and the key shows up in /media:
    hald: mounted /dev/sde1 on behalf of uid 1000

    So it isn't an issue with seeing it on the desktop. It is the fact that it doesn't mount automatically.
    So I'm not sure how to configure things so that whatever event is triggered by inserting the key causes the hald action to take place instead of (or in addition to) going to the device notifier...

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    Default Re: usb storage not mounted automatically in 11.1?

    vFAT should just work
    Have you updated to kde4.2.*?

    or do you have kde3 installed also? if so, how is it there?
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    I have the following: (Basically what was in the released ISO + whatever the auto update installed)

    kdebase4-4.1.3-3.8.9
    kdelibs4-4.1.3-4.10.4
    kdelibs4-core-4.1.3-4.10.4
    kde4-filesystem-4.1.3-1.16
    libkdecore4-4.1.3-4.10.4
    ...

    I also have some components of kde3: (kdelibs3-3.5.10-21.11)
    I think they just got installed as part of installing some software through the yast software management.

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    Default Re: usb storage not mounted automatically in 11.1?

    My advise will be:
    Better upgrade to KDE 4.2.4, you can use 1-click installer here.
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    Default Re: usb storage not mounted automatically in 11.1?

    I suggest you either add kde3 (very stable, rock solid)
    In software management, filter by patterns and select kde3-base and kde3-desktop
    you then have to logout and at the login screen, lower left corner, select kde3
    you need auto login disabled
    http://forums.opensuse.org/how-faq-r...uto-login.html

    or be a little adventurous and add the 4.2 repo's
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give them both a try tonight.

    BTW, it probably isn't related but I also noticed that vuescan can't see my Minolta dual scan III negative scanner with this release. Same issue on both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. It used to work just fine with 10.2.

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    I have the same problem with xfce on 11.1: no USB disk gets mounted, but I get two pop-ups saying "org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <-- (action, result).". For other reasons, I had to switch to KDE 4.1 on one box, that fixed it. I still would like to know the root cause. Editing /usr/share/PolicyKit/policy/org.freedesktop.hal.storage.policy did not fix it!

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    I guess you'd like it to autostart dolphin when the stick is inserted right? It does mount BUT only when you click open with dolphin or when opening from dolphin. I think this is a good solution. Microsoft systems had problems with that because nowadays much malware spread with USB sticks. So in my opinion this is not bad
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