On Friday 31 August 2007 09:41:23 Koen de Wijs wrote:
This week I installed FreeBSD on a computer of mine. Everything works
fine but one thing I can't get working.
Every person should be albe to work with the machine. The only thing
that isn't working is auto-mounting of cd-roms and usb-sticks. If KDE is
started and I put a usb-stick in the computer there should appear a icon
on the desktop with the usb drive on it and that should also work for
cd-roms. On XFCE4 there should also appear an icon;
Don't know about XFCE4, but read on.
I also added the regular user to the group operators.
You don't wanna do that, unless it's ok with you that a user can get read
access to every file on every disk. Operator is meant for backup users.
What do I need to do to get it working?
portinstall desktop-bsd-tools and read the instructions about devfs, with a
ntfs/fat partitions can only be mounted by root, because mount changes the
owner of the disk to the underlying directory, so it's likely that your users
cannot mount usb-sticks.
To automount usb storage devices as root, have a look at usbd(8) and
usbd.conf(5). You'll have to provide an unmounter for your users though and
instruct them to unmount before removing or things go to hell.
I've got everyting working right now except for the usb stick. I tried
am-utils but I didn't lik that. Is I tried a lot of things and read a
lot and everything almost works except for the usb-sticks. Before I will
be busy with it for a couple of hours is this the way it should work?
This website describes how to add usb-devices but is it normal to add an
extra script with devd or is just some wierd workaround?
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