Why does Gnome work in handling removable media, but KDE often does not?

asked 2016-12-12 06:11:52 -0500

powergame gravatar image

updated 2016-12-13 04:33:19 -0500

It seems that KDE Plasma has many problems with mounting removable media. I often fail to connect media such as phones or transfer files to and from them, when I am logged in Fedora using KDE desktop. However, in my previous Fedora installation, I had no such problems with phone and other removable media: just plug in the device and transfer the file sto and from it. Now, having installed KDE Plasma version of Fedora, I have issues with removable media and phones in particular. Even defining new udev rules for a phone of mine did not solve the problem. Eventually, I installed Gnome Desktop using the following command:
sudo dnf groupinstall "Fedora Workstation"

When logged in using Gnome, the problem is gone, but once back in KDE Plasma, the problem is there. it'd be good if I could eliminate this issue and use KDE, because it has its attractions to me. I am looking to find whether KDE or KDE Plasma Desktop have problems with mounting and communicating with removable media or this might be originated from something else in KDE environment.

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Based on the question, it is unclear whether you inspected System Settings > Removable Storage.

ptrck4193 gravatar imageptrck4193 ( 2016-12-12 09:28:22 -0500 )edit

No I did not. I will and I will update you. thanks

powergame gravatar imagepowergame ( 2016-12-12 09:39:37 -0500 )edit

@ptrck4193 I did not find anything special about System Settings> Removable Storage and set the tick for Enable automatic handling of removal storage media. Nothing changed. I still have the problem. Dolphin does not consistently browse the device, or mounts it read-only and I cannot write to it.

powergame gravatar imagepowergame ( 2016-12-12 16:31:54 -0500 )edit

The title of this question gives the opposite message to the actual question. The title is "Why is KDE better than Gnome in handling removable media?", but you're asking why does Gnome work, but KDE doesn't.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-12-12 17:27:59 -0500 )edit

@Samuel-Sieb I will correct the title

powergame gravatar imagepowergame ( 2016-12-13 04:32:42 -0500 )edit