[kde-linux] KDE & removable media pop-up messages {sigh}

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Fri Jan 25 18:00:53 UTC 2008

On Friday 25 January 2008, Werner Joss wrote:
> Am Freitag, 25. Januar 2008 17:10:33 schrieb Joe(theWordy)Philbrook:
> > Can some kind soul tell me a reliable/safe way to turn off all auto
> > mounting/playing/executing/notification actions on any newly
> > inserted/detected media???  I promise to save it someplace where I
> > {hopefully} will still be able to find it next time.
> on (k)ubuntu, the hal systemdaemon (hald) is responsible for detecting new
> attached storage devices (usb, cd-rom..), notifying kde services via
> dbus/dcop.
> I think, just stopping hald should be enough to prevent automounting/etc.
> I'm not sure, though, if this breaks any other (needed) services :)
> - so you might just try this:
> (sudo) /etc/init.d/hal stop
> and see what happens...

While HAL is almost certainly the source of the events, it should be enough to 
deactivate the KDE side of the reaction chain.
KDE Control Center -> KDE Components -> Services
Look for something like media manager or similar.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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