Mounting USB storage devices

michiel m.karsch at
Fri Jun 15 08:35:17 UTC 2007

Adalbert Prokop wrote:
> Terry Polzin wrote on Wednesday 13 June 2007:
>> When I mount a USB memory device whether it be a key or a hd in an
>> enclosue as a mortal user (in KDE) I get a pop-up after the mount
>> dialogue stating that /media/X is a folder but a file is expected.  The
>> device mounts, I just don't get a display of the contents.  Mounting
>> the same device as root in KDE works without error.
>> Am I dealing with a HAL issue or a KDE issue?
> I have really no idea, but maybe we can find something out.
> - Is /media empty before you plug in your USB device?
> - What filesystem is on your USB device?
> - Instead of logging into KDE login on console (tty?), plug in you USB
>   device and run "gnome-mount -d <devicefiles>". If it works, the problem
>   is probably on KDE's side. If it does not work, it's probably HAL's
>   issue.
> - Did you change something in HAL?... :-) .fdi files or something like
>   this?
I don't even get a 'mount pop-up' in kde when I plug-in an usb-hd. Manually mounting (mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/test) works. 
When I try gnome-mount -d /dev/sdb1 running as root I get a pop-up 'You are not privileged to mount ..'. Yeah, right.
FC6 works...

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