enabling KDE to auto-mount devices set to BSD-type mount points in fstab?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I always mounted my floppy, optical discs, then USB drives to BSD-type mount points. In the last few years I learned you can set mount points in fstab,but is there any way to get KDE (3/TDE and/or 4) to auto-mount devices according to fstab? I think I ruined one or two USB flash drives by removing before unmounting, because KDE will not unmount them for me, and I am used to just pulling them out after I think they have stopped writing, since they days of floppy & optical RW discs on older OSes. Maybe most people reading this will see no reason to mount something as defined in fstab, (HowTos)