automatically mounting physically attached media (was Re: Move from /media to /run/media/$USER)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Apr 18 16:07:47 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 10:23 +0200, Stijn Hoop wrote:

> 2. "I have a plugged-in USB disk and I am at the physical console
>    however I need to find the name of my USB disk in the folder list
>    and click on it before I can use any files on it"
> This is what I personally object to, and I suspect Jonathan does as
> well.
> It is
> a) inconsistent with other operating systems, at least Windows and Mac
>    OS X.
> b) inconsistent with previous Fedora releases
> c) not by any means more secure for multi users since you need physical
>    access to the machine to plug in a USB stick / insert a CD anyway
> So what are the real reasons for behavioural aspect #2, and was this
> design tested on users? Where is the rationale?

Yeah, I'm honestly not a huge fan of this one either. It bugs me
Adam Williamson
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