KDE media:/ failure - "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab"

kitts kitts.mailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 17:52:13 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 02 January 2007 20:02 IST, LeVA wrote:
> I'm trying to setup this media:/ thing under KDE-3.5.5. I have the media
> manager running, and when I plug in my pen-drive I get a window (Title:
> Manage Devices and Plugins). I'm absolutely clueless about this :) What
> is it for? It contains the device name (sda1), and I can select a
> Plugin from a drop-down list {Do not handle, Generic audio player,
> Music sharing, Apple iPod media device, etc...}. It has two buttons
> [Autodetect Devices] and [Add Device...]. Can someone tell what can I
> do with this?

Do you have Amarok running at the time? The window description seems to 
match that of the media device manager built into Amarok.

> I noticed that I don't have
> the /media directory, so I've created it with failsafe permissions
> (777). 

Is this on a fresh install? Which distribution?
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