Message from discussion cannot mount internal drive from the desktop as normal user (debian et al., xfce et al.)
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Subject: cannot mount internal drive from the desktop as normal user (debian
et al., xfce et al.)
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:55:32 +0000 (UTC)
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I was given an old pc by a friend to install Linux on it, so I chose
Debian and XFCE as a desktop environment as I always do with all my
machines. Everything went fine, but mounting local drives from the
desktop is impossible for normal users. If an user clicks on a device
icon a requester asks for root password then mounts the disk with root
write permission which makes it unusable by a normal user.
After some searches it turned out to be a known bug on multiple
distributions, but trying every suggested workaround gave no results.
This apparently affects also USB drives, which would be even worse,
though I still didn't attempt that.
Did anyone have the same problem and could suggest a 100% sure way to get
rid of it? I have pretty much tried everything I found googling for that
Issuing a mount on the command line is not an option of course. I also
would like to keep things as trasparent as possible, therefore a boot
time mount on /etc/fstab would be the last resort.