I have a SanDisk 1 GB USB stick which mounts correctly under Gnome in FC3 (displays as the Removable Disk icon on the desktop). I am able to see the file contents, read, and write to it. But when I detach the drive FC3 just freezes and I have to reboot manually. I tried to right-click the drive icon on the desktop and select 'Unmount' before removing the stick and still get the same problem. I checked the drive under KDE and lo and behold, it doesn't even auto-mount as in Gnome. I checked under /media/ and the USB drive wasn't displayed.
The USB thumb drive auto-mounts perfectly under FC4 (both Gnome and KDE) and doesn't freeze the system after I detach it. I connected the stick under Windows XP; again I faced no problems. So, I guess its an issue only under FC3. Does anyone have any idea?
Thanks for all the help so far on this forum!