user mountable devices

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Fri Sep 5 12:18:36 CEST 2008

Le Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:45:40 -0700,
Nathan <nathan at> a écrit :

> What is the prefered method for allowing users to mount a pluggable
> device with xfce? I have dbus and hal, and I plug in a device it pops
> up on the desktop, but I cannot mount it. With root it works fine, of
> course.
> What do I need to do, or how is this done?

Hi Nathan,

First, this is specific to the system.  On Debian I put the users in
the group "plugdev", which will work out as long as I have dbus and hal

You could ask your distribution instead.

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