Bug 186679 - can we make mount of /media/IPOD optional?
can we make mount of /media/IPOD optional?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
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Assigned To: John (J5) Palmieri
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Reported: 2006-03-25 06:11 EST by Vince Worthington
Modified: 2013-03-13 00:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-25 11:20:51 EST
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Description Vince Worthington 2006-03-25 06:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
In FC5, when attaching my IPOD Photo60 to the USB cable, it is automatically
mounted at /media/IPOD.  I find this pretty annoying because I already have a
udev rule and an autofs map entry to handle this much more intuitively
(following configuration guidelines for ipod-using applications such as gtkPod
which considerably pre-date FC5).

Furthermore, an unprivileged user cannot unmount the device:
umount: /media/IPOD is not in the fstab (and you are not root)

...although it allows me to attach it and (presumably) use it as a
non-privileged user.  I'm not sure I follow the logic in this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5 (test 3 and forward)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. attach iPod
2. run 'mount'
3. try to unmount it without having to su or something
Actual results:
No dice.  I hate it when my OS tries to think for me.

Expected results:
The iPod is not mounted AT ALL when I plug it into the USB cable.

Additional info:
Giving it a special device name upon attachment is fine (and a udev rule is all
we need to accomplish that), but I'd really prefer to decide for myself when I
want the device to be MOUNTED.  Sort of like how other removable media is handled.
Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2006-03-25 11:20:51 EST
All removable media including your ipod should work the same.  If you don't want
automounting you can turn it off from the Prefrences|Removable Storage.  Not
allowing other unprivileged users to unmount is a security mesure. You can
unmount through nautilus or using the command gnome-unmount -d <device>. 
Actually with the iPod I belive you need to use gnome-eject.   
Comment 2 Vince Worthington 2006-03-25 19:40:40 EST
Thanks, I'll look into it, although I use KDE.  Still, it can't be right that
the same non-privileged user that was allowed to mount the device cannot unmount
it.  (And again, it gets mounted just by plugging it into the cable).  I suspect
what is mounting it is not being run as the non-privileged user.

This behavior did not happen in FC4, up to and including the KDE 3.5.1 provided
in FC4.

I'll chase this down further and report back anything else I can find.


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