Udisks is a service that automatically mounts media when it is connected to the computer. The udisks daemon queries devices via the standard d-bus interface present in all freedesktop.org Desktop Environments. Udisks can also be used manually on the command-line to mount and dismount media.

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Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting

I want to stop a USB device from automounting in Ubuntu 13.04. For example, when I connect my iPhone 5 to my desktop I am consistently prompted for what I want to do (whether or not I want to erase ...
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Is setting default mount options for udisks really not possible?

I want to mount usb drives with option flush (or sync). I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 and as far as I understood udisks is responsible for the mount options. I've read various threads and two solutions ...
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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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Can udisks be removed from 14.04 and replaced with the functionality of disk utility from 12.04?

I'm currently testing 14.04 and while there are many things I like about it, the udisks bugs are upsetting. I'm currently running 12.04 on all production systems due to these problems which if I'm not ...
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Unable to mount: exit code 1

I am trying to mount some of my hard drive and USB but getting this error Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only root can mount /dev/sdd1 on /media/sdd1 how ...
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Why are the default permissions for /media/username root:root?

I have tweaked the permissions on /media/username from root:root to username:root [1]. I understand that a user-centric location allows user-centric permissions [2]. But why were the permissions for ...
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How can I change the mount point path while using udisks?

How I can mount my disk with udisks to /media/$USER/%disk_title% instead of to /media/%disk_title%? When I try this: udisks --mount /dev/sda1 It mounts to /media/%disk_title%, but in GUI (file ...
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5.25" floppies won't mount

I have received some research that is on 5. 25" floppies. My mobo supports 5. 25" disks, and, I have the disk drive. I am not trying to use this media long term, I just want the research data. Update ...
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How to mount drive in /media/userName/ like nautilus do using udisks

As of my current installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Unity, when i click on a drive in nautilus it get mounted in /media/username/mountedDrive i read that nautilus use udisks to do that. Basically i want to ...
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USB hard drive automatically turning back on after I turn it off

I have a SeaGate 1.5TB external travel USB HDD that I have movies and things stored on. When I'm done with it, I press "Safely Remove Drive" in Nautilus, and it turns off, then after a second or two, ...
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Encrypted disk won't unlock anymore: Not authorized to perform operation (udisks-error-quark, 4)

In 2012 I used Ubuntu's gnome-disks utility to encrypt an external drive. Last year I was still being able to unlock it. But today I tried again on Ubuntu 2012.04 and gnome-disks says: Error ...