Handling External MediaΒΆ

This is also quite easy as well, thanks to a handy little python package called udiskie. Here are the steps:

  1. Install pip to install udiskie:

    sudo apt-get install python-pip
  2. Install udiskie using pip:

    sudo pip install udiskie
  3. Start udiskie on login, by placing a line in ~/.xsessionrc:

    # Start udiskie to handle media
    udiskie &

Now, any inserted media should be handled automatically by udiskie. There are many other ways of doing this (such as using nautilus or some other file browser) that are easily researched through google as well.