[arch-general] Fresh install of 2009.08 -> hal, dbus, PK - no mount of usb for normal user (again...)

Flavio Costa flavio.cdc at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 10:37:51 EST 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 1:20 PM, David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net>wrote:

> On 11/05/2009 01:06 AM, David C. Rankin wrote:
>> Guys,
>> I did a fresh install of 2009.08 on a new drive for my laptop. For
>> the past 8 months, I have never gotten the freedesktop.org --
>> removable policy to work. (well, maybe for a week or so before the
>> kernel change in July). I wanted to make sure I got it right this
>> time so I haven't monkeyed with the policies yet.
>> In kde4, all of my removable devices are properly recognized (usb
>> sticks, 2.5" laptop drives connected via usb, etc.). Despite being
>> recognized properly,
>> (1) the user cannot access the drives - until root has accessed them
>> (like opening konqueror su)
>> (2) none of the drives are mounted for the user under /media - until
>> root has accessed them
>  Thanks for any help you can give. Sincerely yours, "stumped by hal,
>> dbus and PK. Rankin"
> Here's what I did to get this working under KDE4 (and now Xfce):
> * make sure dbus is running
> * make sure hal is running
> * use the stock /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf (i.e., remove any edits you
> may have made)
> * if you're using a login manager (or launch script) that doesn't
> automatically invoke console kit for you (e.g., slim, /etc/inittab, etc.),
> then launch your window manager session using ck-launch-session (e.g., "exec
> ck-launch-session startkde")
> That's it.  After following these directions, if I plug in an iPod, a thumb
> drive, or even insert a CD, then KDE or Xfce will automatically get notified
> about the new media, alert me accordingly, and allow me to mount/browse the
> new device.
> If this doesn't work for you, please feel free to email back with details
> as to what failed.
> HTH,
> DR

I guess removable devices works (at least for me), but the problem appears
while trying to mount a fixed storage.

Flávio Coutinho da Costa

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