Settings for how the desktop environment should handle removable media are important for me as I loathe the idea of having to deal with any autorun/auto play or popup nonsense every time i attach removable storage devices.
Settings for this have been available under the
System -> Preferences -> Removable Drives and Media menu item in earlier versions of Ubuntu/Gnome.
Previously, said window looked approximately like this:
(image borrowed from The Sysad Linux Blog)
In Ubuntu 8.04/Hardy Heron’s Gnome 2.22.1, things look different:
Note the lack of reference to anything related to actual removable storage media (CD’s, DVD’s, Blu-ray, flash drives, USB hard drives…). Having settings only for scanners, cameras and such under a “removable media” window looks like a mistake in UI design to me… I haven’t checked if this is Ubuntu specific or something relevant to the vanilla Gnome release as well.
I found a way to stop the dreadful autorun/popup flood posted by user noynac in the Ubuntu forums:
“Load Nautilus and enter
edit -> preferences -> media“