I successfully installed Debian 9 (Stretch) together with desktop environment LXQt. To keep the system minimal and clean I disabled auto-installation of all recommended and suggested packages via

APT::Install-Recommends "0";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";

in the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10noinstall-recommends.

However, USB-drives don't get automounted now. The plugged-in USB-mouse as well as keyboard work completely fine. Which package is required to automount USB-drives the usual way to /media/user/drive?

The package udev seems to be installed: CLI-command dpkg -s udev displays the following (amongst other things):

Package: udev
Status: install ok installed
Breaks: bash-completion, consolekit, ifplugd, ifupdown, joystick, kmod, plymouth, systemd, usb-modeswitch
Conflicts: hal

The command lsusb is detecting all drives, but they do not get automounted...

1 Answer 1


It seems that you need Udisks and PCManFM: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PCManFM#Desktop_management

You might also need Consolekit for the privileges

  • Exactly! The package udisks2 was missing, now everything works fine! Thanks a lot!
    – Dave
    May 1, 2018 at 13:18

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