KDE 3.5 Automounting Question

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jun 11 03:10:22 BST 2009

Clint Dilks wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to work out how to do something I thought would be quite 
> simple, specifically how to modify KDE 3.5 so that it mounts CD's / 
> DVD's with exec permission.  Some initial research suggests that in 
> order to do this I actually have to write a custom udev rule.  Is this 
> correct or am I missing something obvious?
> I know there are a number of workarounds I could use like remounting the 
> device after it had been mounted, but I am supporting users who don't 
> have root access to their machines so I would prefer to get the device 
> mounted correctly in the first place.
> I would appreciate any suggestions that you have, thank you for your time.
I don't use an automounter, so I don't claim expertise.  However, it is 
also possible that if you are using PAM that you need to configure it. 
Also your system may have groups for disk access and you need to make 
the user a member of the appropriate group.  There is also the question 
of the mount point for the disk which must have the correct owner and 

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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