View Full Version : F9 storage auto-mount
21st March 2008, 02:52 PM
I can probably suss this out myself, but someone please save me some time.
On F8 you can kick-off the "gnome-volume-properties" and there is a "storage" tab that allows you control automount.
On F9alpha the tab is entirely missing.
Any clue how to control automount on F9a ?
21st March 2008, 10:18 PM
If you have the gconf editor installed take a look at:
All the settings should be in that section. (at least that's where they are stored in fedora 7)
22nd March 2008, 01:32 PM
Sincere thanks RJFU.. . Useful info, but it didn't work. The strange thing is that the auto_mount... options are all disabled in the F9a gfonf configs, but the drives are still auto-mounted !
It seems that the hald communicates via dbus when the drive is available and some gnu=omic daemon tells hald to mount it. I don't understand where the direction is coming from (yet).
22nd March 2008, 09:27 PM
As far as I know volume manager was being deprecated in Fedora 9 (more due to it being deprecated upstream in GNOME).
27th March 2008, 06:10 AM
If you haven't figured it out yet, it should be in File Management preferences in Nautilus under the 'Media' tab
7th April 2008, 09:20 PM
Thanks vfiend & seve, but this doesn't solve the problem.
The Nautilus..preferences..media seems to only control CD/DVD ...
Here is my specific issue. I have several systems with "extra" disk partitions used for other
distro's and such. Even tho' there is no fstab entry for these, I find that gnome on F9beta
has foolishly mounted the partitions it can recognize under /media and placed a
lot of noisy icons on the desktop.
On F8 the gnome-volume-properties "storage" tab controlled this by communicating to hald
using some (misnamed) removable media switches. Note that in my case these are
So they seem to have just removed the functionality in F9beta to prevent Gnome from
automounting every disk partition it sees.
Can anyone help ?
7th April 2008, 09:26 PM
I think you are referring to behavior that became default on Fedora 8 :confused:
In any case it sure sounds like this
if so, scroll down to post #13.
7th April 2008, 11:54 PM
Solved. Thanks to Dies.
You are right. The FC6 and F7 had the 99-redhat-storage-policy-fixed-drives.fdi file which made the default HAL policy to not automount fixed drives.
On F8 the file disappeared. I assume that this was because gnome-volume-properties allowed you to set the policy and communicate this to hald.
On F9.a.b the gnome tool no longer has the feature and the hal package does not include the "no mount fixed storage" default. This leaves the user with no means of easily preventing fixed disk automount. No idea, but perhaps KDE has a tool.
I'll bugzilla this against hal and let the developers form a 'blame assessment committee'.
Just an opinion but Gnome seems like a very closed development model and they seem to regularly drop important features on the floor. I'm getting pretty frustrated w/ gnome.
8th April 2008, 06:05 AM
You want the volume setting under Nautilus in gconf-editor.
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