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Automounting Cameras and USB drives.
At the bottom, in the configuration section:
To allow HAL to automount removable drives such a thumbdrives, edit /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf and add the following between the <config></config> tags:Code:
<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable"> <return result="yes" /> </match>Without this you will receive an error similar to org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolic y: org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <--(action,result) when you "plug in" your thumb drive.
You then must upgrade your util-linux to the latest version or HAL automounting will fail with the following error FAT: Unrecognized mount option "uhelper=hal" or missing value.
It may be worth noting that HAL was removed from Ubuntu as of 10.04.
As of 2009, distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora, and projects such as GNOME and X.org are in the process of deprecating HAL as it has "become a large monolithic unmaintainable mess". It is in the process of being merged into udev (main udev, libudev, and udev-extras) and existing udev and kernel functionality. Ubuntu version 10.04 removes HAL from the boot process.
Initially a new daemon DeviceKit was planned to replace certain aspects of HAL, but in March 2009, DeviceKit was deprecated in favor of adding the same code to udev as a package: udev-extras, and some functions have now moved to udev proper.
08-12-2010 #5"become a large monolithic unmaintainable mess".