This should be a quick solved. It´s a simple process, I just can´t remember or find it.
Today I installed and updated Zen Minime 2011, running Gnome 2.3 on my Acer Aspire 110 netbook. I´ve been wrestling with it all day and only did a quick forum search for ¨Automount USB.¨
When I plug in a USB drive, it appears in my Computer window alongside File System. I can right-click and mount the USB drive from there.
How do I make it mount the USB drive, put its icon on the desktop and open the folder automatically? I want this to happen every time I insert any new thumbdrive or USB disc drive.
EDIT: I apologize for triple-posting. I hit submit and the page froze up. I refreshed and hit submit again for a second page freeze. Second refresh + third Submit = three unintentional posts.
The above solution only works for mounting the drive. When I go to unmount it, the error message says the device was probably mounted manually from command line and therefore HAL can't unmount it.
I removed the automount rules folder which the above link suggested. I used gconf-editor to adjust automount preferences but still have the problem of not being able to unmount usb drives.
I'm going to bed, fifteen hours wrestling with this is killing me.