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Re: Unable to mount USB stick

On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:56:54 +0100
Klaus Jantzen <k.d.jantzen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello,
> why can't I mount a USB-Stick?

Don't know. Works For Me (tm).

> I am running Stretch with XFCE. I added the 'plugdev' group to my id
> and I installed pmount.

You don't need pmount. To the best of my knowledge, systemd doesn't
need any additional software. I have a fairly slimline stretch/Xfce as
my drive is only 8GB.

> When inserting a USB stick I don't even see an icon on the desktop.
> What do I have to do to solve the problem?

Find out what the problem is. I usually start with mounting problems by
running tail -f /var/log/syslog and seeing what happens when I plug
in the offending item. I then check with fdisk that the thing has a
sensible format. Usually by this stage I can see what is wrong.

I do sometimes find oddities after the computer has woken from standby,
such as mounting failures. But this is Linux...