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    Question USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    When a USB device is attached to the laptop 10.04 does not automount the device. i.e. the device, be at an external drive, memory stick or iPod does not display with the correct icon on the desktop.

    However, if one looks under Places|Computer there they all are with the correct icons. The devices can then be mounted from there.

    This issue seems to be related to these other posts:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1468755 and
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9167961

    This is really disappointing given that 10.04 was promoted on its iPod friendliness! Does any one have an idea how to fix this?

    System: IBM Thinkpad T41; Pentium-M 1.6GHz; 1Gb RAM

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    Smile [Solved] USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    I've had a good look at Launchpad and found this related bug #539515.

    Bug Description

    This causes long desktop session startup delays when the kernel detects a floppy drive which is not actually physically present, just enabled in the BIOS.

    WORKAROUND: Disable floppy in BIOS

    ProblemType: Bug
    Architecture: i386
    Date: Tue Mar 16 12:08:10 2010
    DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
    ExecutablePath: /bin/mount
    InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
    OmitPids: 2368 2401 2402
    Package: mount 2.17-0ubuntu3
    ProcCmdline: mount /media/floppy0
    ProcEnviron:
    LANG=de_DE.utf8
    SHELL=/bin/bash
    ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-16.25-generic
    SourcePackage: util-linux
    Title: does not terminate at computer shutdown
    Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic i686
    I just disabled the legacy floppy in BIOS; problem solved! Still irritating though. This didn't happen under previous versions in my experience.

    Hopefully this will help others.

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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    I've tried disabling the floppy on BIOS but it didn't work.
    My USB flash drive automounts OK but my Canon Camera doesn't.

    Both of them used to mount automaticaly on Karmic.

    Can anyone help me?

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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    Try ALT/F2 and when box opens type in gconf-editor hit run button.
    When Configuration Editor opens go to Apps to Nautilus to Preferences
    to media_automount and check, to media_automount_open and check.
    See if that helps your media mount.
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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    I believe this happens because HAL is not installed by default now. I have the same issue on Xubuntu and it will only work if I install thunar-volman (Gnome has a different package that does the same) and it depends on HAL for auto-mount. It's quite possible that the gconf option depends on HAL too.
    Install HAL and things should be working.
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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    I really apreciate your help but it is still not working.

    garvinrick4: I had already checked media_automount_open for Nautilus on gconf-editor.

    Hero of Time: I have HAL installed but didn't work too.

    I don't know if this will help, but when I plug the camera the only messages about it on dmesg are:

    Code:
    32987.536026] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
    [32987.679366] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [32988.092055] usb 1-1: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
    So I tried:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ehci_hcd
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
    FATAL: Module ehci_hcd not found.
    Any ideas?

    I forgot to mention that the camera appears on lsusb:
    Code:
    $lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 006: ID 046d:c525 Logitech, Inc. 
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 5543:0003 UC-Logic Technology Corp. Genius MousePen 4x3 Tablet/Aquila L1 Tablet
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 011: ID 04a9:314d Canon, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Last edited by cpg100; May 6th, 2010 at 05:08 AM.

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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    disabling the floppy in the bios did it for me

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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    I have recently upgraded from Lucid from Hardy. Before the upgrade all worked fine. After the upgrade I have the same problem to cpg100l. USB drives are automatically detected but my USB Canon camera is not, though it is listed under lsusb. After some google searching I have discovered that if I connect the camera and turn it and then start my computer it is detected. I have already tried disabling the floppy drive in the BIOS but this made no difference.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    I'm having the same issue as archer123. Running Lucid on 2 different machines (desktop and laptop), one the laptop my camera is detected fine, but on the desktop it will only appear if the camera is on and plugged in before I boot up. In the BIOS on the hard drive and CD/DVD are listed as possible boot drives (no floppy).

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    Re: USB devices won't automount in 10.04 Lucid

    An update to my original post.

    I stated that my Canon camera is not detected, this was a mistake it is an Olympus camera which is not working. However a have also tried a Samsung camera which works fine.

    I have also discovered that my Olympus camera will be detected if I connect it before I logon.

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