Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)  [SOLVED]

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Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)

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Hello,

I have newest GhostBSD Version (uname -U says 1201512) and now my UFS2 formatted USB drive does not automount anymore.

I checked for the necessary entries at:

/etc/sysctl.conf

/etc/devfs.rules

/etc/auto_master

/etc/devd.conf

Entries are all set.

also I did:

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# service automount start
# service automountd start
# service autounmountd start
# service devd start
It still does not automount my usb drive.

A mount as NORMAL user in terminal woks with this:

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mount /dev/da0p1 /mountpoint
EDIT: I also looked at the dconf-Editor for the settings. They are all set to automount.

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Re: Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)

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EDIT II:
mounting of another drive with FAT32 does not work, too. I even booted up the newest 20.03 live image and there I can also only mount via terminal.

EDIT III: when mounting FAT32 via terminal and trying to copy files about 89 MBytes with Caja, it hangs at 84,3 MB. Also FAT32 automount worked in past.

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Re: Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)

Post by christophe60_fr »

Hi Vermilion,

I am not a specialist in *BSD, but I note that having activated the autologin of lightdm at boot, as I did, makes the automount of USB impossible. As soon as I cancel the autologin, no more issue for the automount of USB...

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Re: Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)

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@christophe60_fr
Thank you but I have no autologin (never use it).

I hope that updates will fix it.

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Re: Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)

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Please look at https://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php/How ... 2F_unmount

It is not automount but helps to mount windows filesystems.

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Re: Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)

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I wonder what happened because default installation mounting work for me.

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Re: Automount of USB does not work anymore in MATE (EDIT)  [SOLVED]

Post by Vermilion »

Hello Eric,

hope you enjoyed Easter.

I noticed that also Atril and ePDFViewer worked after installed GhostBSD 20.03 fresh from USB drive, but after I installed some programs (did NO updates) the pdf viewers again crashed. So there must be error in one or more of the dependencies.

UPDATE: I made updates yesterday and just now plugged in USB-drive... automount is back! :) Thank you eric!

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