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Start the udiskie service by adding:
 
Start the udiskie service by adding:
  
  udiskie &
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  udiskie --tray &
  
to your [[xinitrc]] file, before the [[window manager]] is loaded.
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to your [[xinitrc]] file, before the [[window manager]] is loaded. The tray icon is optional and requires the [[pygtk]] package to be installed.
  
 
Once udiskie is running, all removable media will automatically be mounted under {{ic|/media}} under a new directory that matches the device name.
 
Once udiskie is running, all removable media will automatically be mounted under {{ic|/media}} under a new directory that matches the device name.

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udiskie is an automatic disk mounting service using udisks. It can be used for mounting CDs, flash drives, and other media. It is simple to use and requires no configuration.

Installation

You can install udiskie by using the udiskie package that is found in the official repositories. Start the udiskie service by adding:

udiskie --tray &

to your xinitrc file, before the window manager is loaded. The tray icon is optional and requires the pygtk package to be installed.

Once udiskie is running, all removable media will automatically be mounted under /media under a new directory that matches the device name.

Unmounting

Use the udiskie-umount command to unmount media. For example, for a device named "MY_USB_DRIVE":

 udiskie-umount /media/MY_USB_DRIVE

Or, you can unmount all media with the command:

 udiskie-umount -a