automatically mounting physically attached media (was Re: Move from /media to /run/media/$USER)
jik at kamens.us
Wed Apr 18 16:15:00 UTC 2012
OK, so I took a look at the GNOME "Disks" utility, which I was finally
able to get to run without crashing, and as far as I can tell, it
doesn't resolve my main complaint with the new F17 behavior.
Yes, I can use the Disks utility to configure removable devices, e.g.,
my DVD drive, to mount on startup. But then it isn't going to mount in
/run/media/$USER, because there's no user logged in yet.
My concern, which I've explained repeatedly and I believe is quite
legitimate despite all of the flak I've taken for it here, is that the
behavior of a removable device that is already inserted when I log in
should be exactly the same as the behavior of a removable device that I
insert after logging in. As far as I can tell the Disks utility can't
achieve that. If I'm wrong, please explain to me exactly how I should
configure, e.g., my DVD drive in the Disks utility so that if there's a
DVD in the drive when I log in, it will be mounted under
(And, while you're at it, explain to me why this shouldn't be the
default behavior, which I've yet to see anyone here explain, as far as I
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