One thing I really hate about Linux is this whole "root" thing. I know it's useful and all that, but sometimes it really gets on my nerves.
For some reason, I am now no longer allowed to connect USB devices (memory sticks) to my own computer. "Only root can do that", says LMDE. That's a new one, because only yesterday I could plug in a memory stick and it would automatically mount and get displayed on my desktop, ready for use. Not any more!
So what did I do this time to mess things up? I really have no idea. All I did yesterday was install Iceweasel and Icedove (glad to be rid of Firefox and Thunderbird), but it's hard to believe that caused the problem. However, when I switched on my computer this morning I got this new problem. The whole error message I get when I plug in a USB stick is this:
"Unable to mount 263 MB Filesystem
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
mount: only root can mount /def/sdf1 on /media/Iomega_HDD"
Also, my Iomega_HDD is an external 1 TB harddisk and has nothing to do with my USB sticks, so why does it want to mount the USB stick to that drive anyway?
I searched on the internet for a solution, but nothing seems to help. One webpage says I should edit my devices in fstab, but I can't believe I have to do this because it all worked fine before without me having to touch fstab.
Another webpage suggested to check my Nautilus configuration in the Configuration Editor, but there's nothing wrong there. The options media_automount and media_automount_open are both checked.
So really I'm at a loss (again). Any ideas?