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

Bill Nottingham notting at
Wed Apr 18 18:40:07 UTC 2012

Adam Williamson (awilliam at said: 
> On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 13:10 -0400, Jonathan Kamens wrote:
> > Yes, I'm aware of that, but that's not what I want.
> > 
> > If it is the position of the Fedora developers that /run/media/$USER
> > is the right place for stuff to be mounted, and I don't have a
> > particular problem with that decision, then I want that behavior,
> > i.e., the behavior that the developers think is correct, with the F16
> > behavior of the device being mounted automatically when I log in.
> > 
> > Why shouldn't it act that way?
> Oh, I see. I don't know about that. I don't know if there's a way to
> make GNOME mount devices on login rather than on access. I think that's
> a GNOME policy question rather than a udisks one. It may be worth asking
> on the desktop list. Matthias, are you reading this?

So, I'm a bit confused. I tried to reproduce this with a USB stick today.

If I plug it in while I'm logged in, it shows up. I log out and log back in,
and it still shows up.

If I reboot, plug it in during GDM, and then log in... it shows up. Under
what circumstance does it not show up for you?


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