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

LeVA leva at az.isten.hu
Thu Jan 4 13:54:50 GMT 2007

kitts 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.
Yes I have Amarok running, and indeed, it is Amarok, thanks! Now I'm 
trying to disable it :\
> > 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?
It is definitely not a fresh install (I've been using this debian 
install for years now :). I'm using Debian testing/unstable.


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