Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC.
When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left.
But the USB drive is not automatically mounted, I have to specifically click on the USB device in Nautilus and then it mounts and shows me the contents.
But when I'm using it as my HTPC with XBMC, this gets annoying because then I need to close out of XBMC, mount the drive by clicking on it and restart XBMC.
Any setting that I need to alter so USB drives are not only recognized, but also mounted automatically?