USB drives of any type will not show when NIS users are logged in Ubuntu 20.04

Asked by Matt

We have a lab environment that I moved from 16.04 to 20.04 LTS.
Since then, I cannot seem to get USB drives to auto mount for any users that are authenticated over NIS.

I can mount them with fstab however this is not desirable since a reboot would be required to see the drive as a non root user.

Authentication is handled and home directory is mounted on a remote centos server.

** Local users even standard users have no problem with USB devices.

I have separate issue with pulseaudio not loading for NIS users in the same environment but that's for another thread.

My best!

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Matt (csadminatuc) said :

After days of messing around, I was able to install nscd to make this and sound work for NIS users.
It also alleviated my login loop with GDM3

# enable nscd
apt install nscd
systemctl enable nscd
service nscd start
service nscd status