[kde-freebsd] Problems with automounting USB stick

Christian Gusenbauer c47g at gmx.at
Tue Feb 22 17:13:04 CET 2011


[ I've already sent this below mentioned problem to kde-freebsd@ where Alberto 
Villa had a look at that it. He suggested to send this mail to gnome@, too, 
because he thinks it's HAL and not KDE related. So here it comes ... ]

I've a problem automounting an USB stick on KDE 4.5.5 and current. At the very 
first time after booting the machine, I can insert the USB stick and the stick 
will be automounted without problems. But if I unmount it using the eject 
button and remove the stick, it will not be automounted again if I reinsert it 

After reinserting the stick, I get a 

Error: org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolicy: 
org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed auth_admin_keep_always <-- (action, 

It's funny, because HAL thinks that it's a 'mount-fixed' device and not a 
'mount-removeable' one (which HAL reports at the very first time).

So what's wrong with HAL or my setup? How can I track down that problem or is 
it already a well-known one?

What we did so far:

- we found out that restarting hald works but it is unconvenient, if I'd have 
to restart hald every time I remove the stick :-)
- Alberto suggested to try pasting this into 
ignore-computer_storage.fdi (or /usr/local/share/...):
But that made it worse - now the second insert is not recognized anymore

Find attached some debugging output of hal, lshal, ...

Please keep me CC'd because I'm not subscribed to gnome@!

Many thanks,
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