Ubuntu: How do I stop server mounted USB drives showing a dialogue on thin clients


I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 64bit Desktop on my server with LTSP5.2 and 10 workstations.

Everytime I put a CD or USB disk into the server it shows up with an error on all the workstations saying 'Unable to Mount '

Is there a way to stop these messages from showing on thin clients?


Try this

Open gconf-editor from terminal.

Then untick /apps/nautilus/preferences/media_automount_open key.

This disables automatic opening of a folder for automounted media

This seems to be a per user setting.


I suggest you to look at the following links,



https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cdrom-detect/+bug/574468 and in this link search for the answer by


Maybe you enabled the LTSP automount feature.

Have a look at this information page on LTSP under the title "autofs"

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