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Old 13th June 2008
vinegaroon vinegaroon is offline
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Default Automounting USB devices with HAL/KDE

Hi, I'm running FreeBSD 7.0 RELEASE and haven't been able to get either my USB pen drive or USB external hard drive to automount. CDs and DVDs do automount.
The devices show up fine when I check with dmesg/usbdevs.

Things I have done:

Installed HAL, added
to /etc/rc.conf

Mounted proc:
proc /proc procfs rw 0 0
in /etc/fstab

<config version="0.1">
<match user="root">
<return result="yes"/>
<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.storage-mount-removable">
<match user="vinegaroon">
<return result="yes"/>
<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.storage-mount-fixed">
<match user="vinegaroon">
<return result="yes"/>

add path 'acd*' mode 0660 group operator
add path 'da*' mode 0660 group operator

to /etc/rc.conf

My user is a member of wheel and operator.
I've rebooted/restarted KDE after all these things.. to no avail. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

EDIT: I just noticed my iPod does mount properly, but not the external hard drive. Could this have something to do with it being a large msdosfs volume? As in I need to use -o large to mount it via mount.

Last edited by vinegaroon; 13th June 2008 at 11:21 AM.
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