As much as I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but 8.04 is still not as usable for me as 7.10 was 🙁

The biggest annoyance is that usb devices aren’t automounted. Stick in a USB memory stick, formatted as fat32 or ext2, and nothing happens. Looking at dmesg shows it’d detcted and devfs does it’s thing, but then nothing. In previous versions of Ubuntu it would be mounted – exactly as you would expect and hope. Sometimes running “gnome-mount -d /dev/xxxx” will mount the device, but not always. Annoying 🙁

I do find it quite amazing that the Ubuntu team have released 8.04 with such a serious flaw, but looking around for solutions it seems I’m not the only one to experience this problem. Sadly my searching hasn’t found a solution and I’ve seen reports that people still using Ubuntu 7.10 have had the same problem, so reverting to that version probably isn’t an option 🙁

This is the first time I’ve run into serious problems with Ubuntu on the desktop, but I hope it’ll be the last!

Until recently an encrypted volume I was using was automounting, but now it’s the same as my other USB devices 🙁 When i try and use gnome-mount to mount the drive, I get…

x40:~$ gnome-mount -vtd /dev/mapper/luks_crypto_xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx<br></br>
gnome-mount 0.8<br></br>
** (gnome-mount:17095): DEBUG: Mounting /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_part_1_size_0<br></br>
GConf Error: Bad key or directory name: "/system/storage/default_options/(null)/fstype_override": `(' is an invalid character in key/directory names<br></br>
** (gnome-mount:17095): DEBUG: Mounting /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_part_1_size_0 with mount_point='', fstype='', num_options=0<br></br>
** Message: Mount failed for /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_part_1_size_0<br></br>
org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod : Method "Mount" with signature "ssas" on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" doesn't exist```

Any Ubuntu folks have solutions or suggestions?