Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm setting up fuse so I can work with the mtp system on my galaxy nexus. And I'm going through a tutorial which tells me to restart my computer after editing fuse.conf user_allow_other.

But I simply don't believe that I actually have to restart =P

Is there a way to get the system to re-read the fuse.conf file without restarting?

share|improve this question
Reload the fuse kernel module. – Nikhil Mulley Jan 4 '12 at 16:48

Make sure that your user has access to /etc/fuse.conf by adding it to the group fuse:

addgroup $(id -u) fuse

Then login again to reload the /etc/group file.

share|improve this answer

You dont have to do anything. The file is read whenever you try to mount something.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.