This has me baffled and I’ve been trying all sorts of way to diagnose and solve the problem but have made to progress so far:
**Sometime in the last two weeks devices stopped being mounted automatically. **>:(
Previously, when I connected a USB drive or inserted a memory-card into the card-reader, it was mounted automatically and the file manager automatically opened with newly mounted folder. This is exactly what is configured in the Removal Drive and Media configuration:
As shown, the media is set to be mounted when plugging in (USB Drive) and inserted (Memory-Card). Plus, it is supposed to open a window to view the content.
However, now, whatever I plug in is recognized and appears listed in the Devices sidebar greyed out. There is the option to mount it from there, which works but
it no longer happens automatically.
There were no hardware changes to my system since this worked but the following updates occurred:
Even though a number of them seemed potentially related (deive-mapper, libdevmapper1_03, lvm2, etc), I don’t know which was the previous version so I switched
it to the main repo one which I know used to work but it doesn’t. I reverted most of the list above to the original ones shipped with the OpenSUSE 15.2 release but
the problem persists.
It is possible that one of the updates above changed configuration that is not reverted when installing the old version but I can’t figure out what. I went through the
troubleshooting section of On-Demand Mounting but did not get it working either. Even running automount manually with the verbose flag does not show any errors,
it just silently ignored any drives that are plugged in order cards that are inserted. Did all the stop, start, reload, rebooting, etc and nothing comes up. The status is
shown as active:
systemctl status autofs * autofs.service - Automounts filesystems on demand Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/autofs.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: active (running) since Sun 2020-10-18 16:41:56 EDT; 24min ago Docs: man:automount(8) man:autofs(5) Main PID: 1839 (automount) Tasks: 3 CGroup: /system.slice/autofs.service `-1839 /usr/sbin/automount -p /var/run/automount.pid Oct 18 16:41:56 vega systemd: Starting Automounts filesystems on demand... Oct 18 16:41:56 vega systemd: Started Automounts filesystems on demand.
File auto.master had not been touched and in fact matches exactly a previous backup. It is mostly comments except for one line"
Found an old thread (5yrs old) from Tumbleweed with a similar problem but couldn’t figure out how to use it to solve my issue.
Any ideas how to fix the automount or how to diagnose the issue?
Please help and let me know if any additional information would be useful.