auto-mounting removable drives

Paul Allen Newell pnewell at
Mon Dec 9 04:07:37 UTC 2013


I am running F19 xfce on a 32bit box (fully updated at the time of this 

I have "Applications Menu -> Settings -> Removable Drives and Media" open

Under "Removable Storage":
     [checked] Mount removable drives when hot-plugged
     [checked] Mount removable drives when inserted
     [checked] Browse removable media when inserted
     [not checked] Auto-run programs on new drives and media
     [not checked] Auto-open files on new drives and media

Nothing else is checked on this or all the other tabs.

Whether I hot-plug a memory stick into the computer or plug it in before 
powering on, it never mounts the volume until I manually go to the icon 
on the desktop and tell it to "please go mount yourself"

Am I not understanding the options under "Settings -> Removable Storage"?

I first encountered this in F16 under xfce but figured I wasn't 
understanding something as I had just switched from F14 gnome where I 
could hot-plug

I have three Linux boxes and it doesn't auto mount on any of them, so I 
am not thinking it is a hardware problem to a particular machine.

This also happens with cd/dvd when inserted ... have to manually "please 
go mount yourself" (and, yes, the phraseology is intentional as I am 
rather frustrated by this)

Thanks in advance for any advice

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