After a recent upgrade, the USB devices are not appearing in desktop or launcher.
- When plugged in, devices power up.
lsusbshows this output,
<truncated> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 174c:5106 ASMedia Technology Inc. Transcend StoreJet 25M3 Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0411:0098 BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.)
Last two are the devices I have plugged in.
The devices are not found in
I have tried the solution using
myunityas indicated in http://askubuntu.com/a/101415/82650. Turned on
Show Devices, no luck.
- I have also tried executing
gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop volumes-visible trueas elaborated in How do I get a USB drive shortcut on desktop?. Again no luck, the devices do not appear in desktop.
- [EDIT] Looked in to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB. Checked my machine in
org.gnome.desktop.media-handlingkey for automount has been properly set.
- [EDIT] The devices are recognized both in Gparted and Disk Utility. All the device information shown are completely correct. The devices are present as /dev/sdd1 and /dev/sde1. But amazingly both Gparted and Disk Utility are showing that the devices are not mounted.
- [EDIT] If I manually mount the devices using the command
sudo mount device (/dev/sdd1 or /dev/sde1 <to some dir>this works fine. I can access the devices from all applications.
So, the problem boils down to, the devices are not being auto mounted.
I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (home machine). This is where the problem occurs. The devices work fine (automount) in my office machine, Ubuntu 13.04.
[EDIT 2]: After installation of
automount and a reboot of the machine, the devices are being automounted again.
Still, I would like to know,
- Why do I have to install these? How did they get uninstalled?
- How did the devices work fine so far?