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?

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    Reload the fuse kernel module. Jan 4, 2012 at 16:48

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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.


You don't have to do anything. The file is read whenever you try to mount something.

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