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

Bill Nottingham notting at
Wed Apr 18 20:45:25 UTC 2012

Richard Ryniker (ryniker at said: 
> >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?

Aha, for this last one it's a timing issue... if it scans slow enough that
it 'appears' during the session, it will be mounted.

> If your USB stick is plugged in before you boot your system, where does it
> show up?  Nowhere.  The device node is created (/dev/sd...) but it is not
> mounted.  (Yes, I believe an entry in /etc/fstab will help in some
> cirsumstances.)

It shows up in the file manager; it's not mounted.


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