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I stuck a flash drive into a usb port this morning, and the device notifier failed to show. I opened Dolphin, and I noticed that nothing that should be mounted was showing up in the left pane. I always have seen my Windows install, as well as another partition that has Slackware. I can navigate to /mnt/vista and its all there. I can also go to /mnt/Slackware and its all there. However, the flash drive does not show.
I can manually mount the drive and all is well as root. I can't even tell you when this started. I am using Alien's 4.6 KDE packages with all the deps. I just opened mc and checked everything. HAL is disabled and has been for a long time. All did work after disabling HAL.
Its not just the flash drive, it effects anything - music cds, blank media, nothing works automagically. Google hasn't been any help. It seems I am the only one so far.
how do you start kde? are you using runlevel 4 with a desktop manager or are you starting X with "startx" in runlevel 3?
I'm asking this because things may change and different xinitrc (the global /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde or ~/.xinitrc) can be used in either cases.
is udev running fine?
ps aux | grep udevd
is your user, for some obscure reasons, anymore in the default groups for desktop use?
I use KDE (kdm). I just restarted, went to init 3 and tried xfce. Nothing changed. I am now back in KDE (init 3) and all is the same. I would imagine that somewhere along the line of upgrades I missed a package or upgraded the wrong one. It'll get sorted sooner or later. At least its not a show stopper.
related dependencies besides what's in current are all in eric's repo, if you think that you can also "upgradepkg --install-new --reinstall" them.
I would check if all is ok with that, especially udisks and all the polkit-* packages (the stuff in current and eric's updates and additions - you have to remove polkit-kde-1).
I've checked all the packages - no problem there. I give up for today. I did check the settings for Device Notifier, and its set to automount the attached drives, and to mount removable on attachment. I'm gettin' sleepy.
I am somewhat wrong in what's going on. Nothing is showing in the Dolphin Places Panel. Going to /mnt/Slackware gives me access to that partition, and the same for /mnt/vista. The flash drive does not show in Places, however, it does show in Device Notifier when I right-click and go to settings. It just does not pop-up any longer when inserting a drive or cd-dvd media.
I changed the settings in Device Notifier to automount attached stuff and to automount when attaching devices, but the notifier does not pop-up on attaching. Still on the trail.