auto-mounting removable drives

poma pomidorabelisima at
Mon Dec 9 16:15:03 UTC 2013

On 09.12.2013 05:07, Paul Allen Newell 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"?
> 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
- Volume Management
$ xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-volume-management
$ xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-volume-management -s true


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