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Old 05-24-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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gnome automount not working


Hi,

I'm trying to get automount working with gnome (dropline). I threw caution to the wind the other day and upgraded to Slackware current. Aside from a few problems, things went quite well and Gnome is for the most part doing just fine. One I am having is with automounting. USB drives and external HDs get registed by HAL (I recompiled it and fiddled with permissions), but do not actually get mounted. In Nautilus, in the side bar, I get an automatic icon with a description of the device, eg. Sandisk. I can mount it by clicking on the icon. But I prefer that it actually automount because then I get a desktop icon immediately without opening Nautilus. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Brian
 
Old 05-24-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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I don't seem to see a gnome-volume-manager process running. Could this be the problem? When I try to launch it, though, nothing happens.

Brian
 
Old 05-24-2007, 09:14 PM   #3
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I don't seem to see a gnome-volume-manager process running. Could this be the problem? When I try to launch it, though, nothing happens.

Brian
This is indeed needed for automounting to work in GNOME. Only HAL related problem I've heard of so far with DLG 2.18 is the inotify requirement in your kernel. The HAL build won't work with a kernel with that doesn't have inotifiy, and if GVM can't talk to HAL then it might just bail out and die without an error. Otherwise, it may be the incompatibility between DLG 2.18 and Current that is the biggest problem. Lots of stuff is changing on Slackware right now.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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Hi zborgerd,

I'm just happy that it works at all, frankly!

I'm actually using 2.16.3. Do you think I should try with 2.18?

I don't think the problem is with HAL, because it does seem to do its job of registering the device etc. I just can't launch gnome-volume-manager. Are there logs that I could look at to see why the process won't start?

Brian

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Old 05-25-2007, 03:49 PM   #5
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I got the latest gnome-volume-manager sources, recompiled and installed, and now it works.

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