Some users report that flash memory devices fail to automount after the upgrade (not fresh installation) to 8.04 Hardy Heron
The issue relates to this bug in Gutsy: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...nt/+bug/151025
Here is a solution:
Oeen the program configuration editor ALT+F2 and typing the command
(as daengbo remarks below, it is not in the menu by default
Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor might not exist)
In the gconf-editor window, go to the key
system > storage > default_options > vfat
Edit thekey (double click it) and remove theCode:mount_optionsoption.Code:usefree
You may need to reboot.
The devices should then automount when plugged in: i.e. the icon will appear on the desktop.
I emailed one of the developers involved, Martin Pitt.
If this key does not exist then clearly this solution does not apply to your problem.That's indeed the right solution. 'usefree' is deprecated in Hardy (it
was only a temporary hack in Gutsy), and thus the gnome-mount
option 'usefree' has been removed in Hardy again.
You need it in Gutsy to avoid minute-long hangs when mounting a VFAT
drive. In Hardy this was fixed properly in the kernel.
Please add a post if it worked.