How do you shut off the automounting in KDE?

Scott Pancoast SPancoast at
Tue Feb 24 17:43:41 GMT 2009

I checked on what you said was happening.

You are wrong. The file systems ARE being mounted. 

Here is what I did.  
	Plugged in a usb drive (with 4 partitions, and various file

Then at a console, I had a program hash the files in the file system.  I
got hash values for all of the files in the system.

So, again... does anyone know how to shut off the automount of plugged
in devices in KDE 4.2?

Scott Pancoast

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Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:35:53 +0200
From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at>
Subject: Re: [kde] How do you shut off the automounting in KDE?
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Scott Pancoast wrote:
> How do you shut off knotify? Or change it's mounting parameters to
> read-only?
> When I plug a thumb drive into my system, Knotify pops up and lets me
> know that the drive is now mounted and accessible.  A really neat
> feature. But right now I have the need to shut this feature off or at
> least change the mounting parameters. 

It is not mounted ;)  It only gets mounted of you actually open it in 

As for mount options, there's no way yet to specify any.  But since, as 
I mentioned above, it's not mounted at all, there's no problem.

> I would like to shut off the service.  One idea that comes to mind is
> uninstall the program. Anyone have a better idea?

If you put an fstab entry for it, I think HAL will stop detecting it, 
not sure.  Oh, did I mention that it actually doesn't get mounted until 
you open it in Dolphin?  ;)

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