auto-mounting removable drives

Dale Dellutri daledellutri at
Mon Dec 9 15:23:49 UTC 2013

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 10:07 PM, Paul Allen Newell <pnewell at>wrote:

> Hello:
> I am running F19 xfce on a 32bit box (fully updated at the time of this
> test)
> 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"?

This is an XFCE issue, not a fedora issue.  You probably should post this
on the XFCE general discussion list:

> 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
> Paul
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Dale Dellutri
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