The problem is that my music CDs, and also try with virgin-CDs, do not mount automatically when I insert them. I have to mount them from nautilus and after that I'm ready to listen to it in rhythmbox. It's very irritating...

Need some help please.


  • Reading some forums, I realized that I have no haldaemon service in my machine. And when a try to install it I get this error..
    – vsn8b
    Oct 1, 2014 at 13:54

2 Answers 2


Go to dash, then find (just type) startup programs and lauch it. It will bring the list with your startup programs. Find something called mount assistant and if it is not checked, check it and restart ubuntu.

You can paste this in terminal to see your full autostart:

sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

and then start again startup programs

  • Thanks for your answer. But I don`t understand. Where can I find that option?
    – vsn8b
    Oct 1, 2014 at 11:53
  • Sorry, but there is not mount assistant in startup programs
    – vsn8b
    Oct 1, 2014 at 12:11

Test this:

Open a terminal.

Run it:

sudo -i
nano /etc/fstab

Check the file you have to cd/dvd drive these options:

/dev/scd0     /media/cdrom0    udf,cdfs,iso9660   user,auto,exec,utf8   0   0 

Control + O, save file. Control + X, close nano.

Close a terminal.

In addition

Go to a file manager window ---- You click on somewhere in Places ---- Go to Edit ---- Preferences ---- Media ----- Tick the box for Browse media when inserted.


Goto System ---- Adminstration ---- Users and Groups ---- Add the current user to haldaemon.

  • I have no haldaemon. I`m trying to install it but i get this error: """""El paquete hal no está disponible, pero algún otro paquete hace referencia a él. Esto puede significar que el paquete falta, está obsoleto o solo se encuentra disponible desde alguna otro origen Sin embargo, los siguientes paquetes lo reemplazan: hal-info E: El paquete «hal» no tiene un candidato para la instalación"""
    – vsn8b
    Oct 1, 2014 at 14:21
  • The hal package is not available, but some other package refers to it. This may mean that the package is missing , has been obsoleted , or is only available from some other source However the following packages replace it : hal -info E: The package ' hal ' has no installation candidate
    – vsn8b
    Oct 1, 2014 at 14:33
  • How can I install hal ?
    – vsn8b
    Oct 1, 2014 at 14:33
  • Hal has been deprecated for ~10 years. Mar 12, 2019 at 16:56

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