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Old 03-05-2007, 01:59 AM   #1
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Question hotplug action


I need to create a script which will start nautilus when a usb pen drive is inserted into the slot. I created a script in /etc/hotplug/usb/<usb-storage> as below.


echo "Storage is inserted " >/tmp/hahaha

case $ACTION in
echo "Action is to add storage device" >>/tmp/hahaha
echo "Display = $DISPLAY" >>/tmp/hahaha
nautilus /media/usbdisk 2>>/tmp/hahaha
echo "Action is to remove storage devide" >>/tmp/hahaha
echo "Default action = $ACTION"


This script doesn't open nautilus program. The following is the contents of /tmp/hahaha.

Storage is inserted
Action is to add storage device
Display = localhost:0.0
start nautilus

(nautilus:5820): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

how do I resolve this ?

Old 03-07-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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I think use the --display argument eg. 'nautilus --display :0.0'
Old 03-16-2007, 04:55 PM   #3
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It might be an xauth problem. Does the user running the hotplug script have permission to use the X server? Do hotplug scripts just run as root? I guess in that case you'd need to xauth extract, then xauth merge while logged on as root.


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