plasma5 and hal - how to handle it?

StariKarp starikarp at
Sun Jun 3 18:21:59 UTC 2018

On Sun, 2018-06-03 at 15:53 +0200, Holger Wagemann wrote:
> Hello, dear kde-freebsd-team,
> not a bug report but I need help:
> Since using FreeBSD and kde4 - now plasma5 - I've not find out, how
> to 
> configure hal for mounting and unmount externel devices with vfat
> and 
> ntfs as normal user with device management of kde.
> Searching "freebsd + hal + ntfs" or similar keywords brigs a lot of 
> stuff but I cannot find anything, which helps me to configure my
> system 
> for mountimng and unmounting ntfs and vfat formatted USB devices
> with 
> device management of kde4 / plasma5.
> These things work "out-of-the-box" in every GNU/Linux distribution
> since 
> a lot of years, but appart from that: I've no problem with
> configuring 
> stuff manually, but it is a little bit hard, because I can't find 
> anything helpful documentation. And for desktop users the freebsd 
> handbook only gives some rudimental hints.
> And I guess, it is possible to configure it, because you offer it :-)
> Please help.
> Kind regards,
>    Holger

I do not know how to do with hal but I am using
long time, I am a GNOME 3 user, and it works without problems.
You can find more info on the FreeBSD Forum.


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