Memory card camera


Hello !

How can I set up the support for the memory card from my camera (USB)
so that the memory card mounted automatically ?

Thanks and regards,


card in or out of the camera? If out of the camera, using any standard card reader should work.
If in camera you may need another program; I use darktable to read the cards in my Nikon D610 with the cards in the camera and camera attached by USB.

  • card out of the camera
  • I can see it in “camcontrol devlist” as: <SanDisk SDDR-113 1.00> at scbus9 target 0 lun 0 (da2,pass4)
  • but how can I mount it automatically for the picture import ?

  • this doesn’t work with my FUJI X-T2
  • Darktable can’t find the camera for import


Your other thread, you are running XFCE, not the default Lumina desktop?
what does the output of the command “mount” show? There are automount/autounmount services that run so the automounter is aware. I’m not sure where things get mounted by default (I turn off automounting and don’t use Lumina).
Perhaps the XFCE file manager can show external devices?

  • with LINUX XFCE all automount works fine but not in trueOS …
  • the last line on mount are:
    map -hosts on /net (autofs)
    map -automount on /.autofs (autofs)
    /dev/fuse on /usr/home/max/.gvfs (fusefs, local, nosuid, synchronous, mounted by max)

  • I want to switch to trueOS as my daily driver but I need the auto mount function for my camera and the GELI ecryption for the SSD drives …
  • I can’t use the Lumina desktop because there are only 60Hz in the monitor settings


GELI encryption is still waiting on upstream FreeBSD, no idea how long that will be.
The automount should work, in Lumina you wind up with an icon on the desktop when you plug something new in. Browsing to the directory makes sure it gets mounted, browsing away unmounts it. I’m not sure how it would work in XFCE. I don’t have any more input.


… Thanks for support !

With greetings,

  • the auto mount function doesn’t work on my trueOS installation in all desktop environments
  • I don’t know why …


# rc-status will display the information, if automountd is stopped. If it is, just type in the command # rc-service automountd start and automount should work as advertised.

For some background you could take a look at this thread.

  • automount [ crashed ]
  • `[max@myBSD] /usr/home/max# rc-service automountd start
  • WARNING: automountd has already been started
  • but I can’t see why automount is crashed … !?

  • here ist the complete list:
    [max@myBSD] /usr/home/max# rc-status
    Runlevel: default
    zfs [ started ]
    bsdstats [ started ]
    automountd [ started 00:02:03 (0) ]
    dbus [ started 00:02:03 (0) ]
    avahi-daemon [ started ]
    avahi-dnsconfd [ started ]
    webcamd [ started ]
    rpcbind [ started ]
    autounmountd [ started 00:02:03 (0) ]
    automount [ crashed ]
    openntpd [ stopped ]
    netmount [ started ]
    vboxnet [ started ]
    moused [ started ]
    cupsd [ started 00:02:02 (0) ]
    cups_browsed [ crashed ]
    trueosinit [ started ]
    pcdm [ started ]
    statd [ started ]
    lockd [ started ]
    sysadm [ started 00:02:00 (0) ]
    mountlate [ started ]
    local [ started ]
    Dynamic Runlevel: hotplugged
    Dynamic Runlevel: needed/wanted
    nfsclient [ started ]
    Dynamic Runlevel: manual
    network.em0 [ started ]
    moused.ums0 [ started ]
    network.lo0 [ started ]
    pcdm.vt9 [ started ]
    dhcpcd.em0 [ started ]
    [max@myBSD] /usr/home/max#


The crashed automount is no problem according to this post.
With automountd running like displayed in your rc-status list, on my system usb drives are automounted.
Sorry, but I don’t have a clue what else could be wrong.


You all need to remember, XFCE is not officially supported.

automount may or many not work. This is NOT linux. Stuff that works on Linux may NOT work on any other BSD


I use i3 desktop. Typically, I just browse to /.autofs/ and I find the device mounted there. I have a shortcut to that in PCManFM.


Thanks; that’s where they wind up /.autofs