Automount problems in OS-11.1/KDE-4.1.3 : My solution

I’ve searched and read many forum threads on the automount problems with
KDE4. I must say I’m very disappointed that a mature Linux distro like
SUSe still has problems with such a basic task as mounting a storage
drive. Shame, shame SUSe developers.

I even installed the HAL update, hoping that would solve the problem.

My solution, until a real solution is found, is to disable haldaemon
completely at startup with YaSt, and mount everything by hand from

Here’s my /etc/fstab entries, for those that want to do the same.

/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb vfat rw,users,uid=your_uid 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy vfat rw,users,uid=your_uid 0 0

From the command line in a terminal use “mount /mnt/usb”.

Sometimes the old tried and true methods are the best. I’m not a fond
of the dbus system. It has a lot of buggy habits. Hope this helps.


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