[kde-freebsd] Re: Problems with automounting USB stick

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at freebsd.org
Fri Feb 25 22:36:19 CET 2011

On 2/22/11 11:13 AM, Christian Gusenbauer wrote:
> Hi!
> [ 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, 
> result)
> 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 
> /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/preprobe/20thirdparty/10-
> ignore-computer_storage.fdi (or /usr/local/share/...):
> http://pastebin.com/iiTVQARt
> 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@!

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Joe Marcus Clarke
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