I have Debian Wheezy installed with the latest XFCE desktop environment. In the XFCE settings, I specified that external media be automounted upon insertion.
However, when I plug in my USB stick, it appears on my desktop, but is not mounted because there is no permission. In fact I have to use sudo to mount, access, read, and write from the USB drive.
I don't want to use the fstab method because you need an entry for each unique device and it is simply very inefficient.
How can I setup my system so that whenever I plug in an external storage device, it will automount and be fully user accessible? It seems a little silly that this functionality does not come "out of the box" and "just work" (or at least easily enabled) in the 21st century... :)
Thanks for your help!