With the deprecation
HAL proceeding at full speed it's time to
find a new solution for automounting disks on my Linux box. I've been happily
using halevt, which does a lot more than disk
mounting, but won't be of much use once HAL really goes away.
udisks is the replacement
that the major desktops are moving to, so I decided to write a simple
automounting daemon for those of us not using a major desktop:
udiskie. It's a simple udisks
client that just takes care of mounting removable media right now. I run it by
udiskie & to
~/.xinitrc. When I'm done using a removable disk,
udiskie-umount will take care of the unmount. I probably can't stress enough
how simplistic and undocumented this approach is, but it works for me.
And, of course, for the Archlinux users, it's already packaged in the AUR: udiskie