Automounting removable devices on Debian
by Juliet Kemp
Which seemed horrendously complicated for something that (surely?) should Just Work out-of-the-box. Hmm. Messed around a bit with the suggestions there, but to no avail.
Further googling produced this blog post which suggested a much more simple solution - add the user to the
plugdevgroup. This worked like a charm. My thanks to Matt!
I note in passing that this is one of the downsides of central auth - the "emergency" local user is automatically added to this group (& also part of the
audiogroup), but Kerberos/LDAP users unsurprisingly aren't.
Hi, I would like to comment that I did what you told, but it didn't work.
I have debian etch, and the user is in the plugdev group, but the usb disks doesn't mount automatically when you try to access them
|Mariano - have you/the user logged out & back in again? Also, try unplugging the disks & plugging them back in again.|
I have done this and Im also not getting it to work as a regular user, yet as root its fine. Why would I be forced into root for something this simple, when other distros ( ubuntu for one faik ) dont force root.