Odhiambo Washington wrote: > Hello List, > > For some time now, I have been baffled by one thing: Mac OS X somehow has > FreeBSD under the hood. When you connect a USB stick (flash disk, external > drive) to a Mac, it gets automounted, yet the same does not happen on > FreeBSD. > I have seen several questions being asked on this list about this feature, > but the answer is neither here nor there. > There is even a port (sysutils/automounter) that I believe is supposed to > help towards this, but again it's not as easy as it seems to be. > Now my question is just one: Why should it be this difficult for FreeBSD to > have the automount feature within the base system? > If OS X is doing it, Linux is doing it, FreeBSD can do it. > > FreeBSD *can* automount. The problem for the time being is pulling a USB flash drive without unmounting. To automount (assuming you are using something like GNOME or XFCE), you can use the facilities provided by hal and policykit.
See this: http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/halfaq.html#q3 (I have also written a complete set of steps for this - currently in Greek only, but I will translate it sooner or later) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"