On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Mick firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Following yet another update that has disabled user control of USB sticks, cameras, etc. and blocked user from shutting down from the desktop (in my case xfce4), I am at the end of my tether.
Is there some way to be fore-warned of these updates coming online and avoid them or be ready with clear info on how to repair the damage they are set to create.
Regarding the device permissions, the messages you should have received at install time can be found here: http://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/udev.install?h=packages/udev.
I don't know about not being able to shut down. Can you reproduce the problem if you start xfce via a desktop manager? If so, please file a bug, if not then you'll need to figure out what services the DM starts for you, and start them manually instead.