OK I fixed HAL ( see my thread viewtopic.php?f=90&t=10322)
Mint KDE 4.0.44 beta ( mini)
and my USB Sticks/thumbdrives mount without problems, BUT:-
I do have a problem with a USB stick that is a carrier ( like a hub) that accepts my XD cards from my digital cameras.
When I plug in this stick with an included XD card, it shows in fstab automatically as
<device> /dev/olympus auto user,noauto,atime,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
usb-stick /dev/usbstick auto user,noauto,atime,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
but no icon shows on the Desktop and I cant mount the device from KDF
and in Configure KDE Disks and File Systems as
Removable US Disk MAUSB-100
I cant use the Mount Point Editor as it wont accept/retain anything that I enter for this device.
This device has worked in earlier versions of Mint and in other Distros without problems.