It took some time for me to find the right information about this, so I’m blogging this. Maybe sometime, somewhere, someone will be helped by this.
Gnome has the ability to automatically mount all removable devices upon detection. This auto-mount function is handled by the gnome-volume-manager program.
If you reconfigure a device (by right clicking and changing the mount options) and accidentally use incorrect options, you will cripple the device’s auto-mountability. To resolve this you can edit your settings by:
– start a shell
– start gconf-editor as user (not as root)
– goto system > storage > volumes