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Old 03-05-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Auto Mount is no longer working on -current.


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.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 01:18 AM   #2
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I would check first if you got a policykit session running (should be just one)
Code:
ck-list-sessions
 
Old 03-05-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, ponce - there is only one. This is a minor annoyance, but at least I still remember how to do it manually!
 
Old 03-05-2011, 01:39 AM   #4
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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?
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ps aux | grep udevd
is your user, for some obscure reasons, anymore in the default groups for desktop use?
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$ grep myuser /etc/group        
floppy:x:11:myuser
audio:x:17:myuser
video:x:18:myuser
cdrom:x:19:myuser
plugdev:x:83:myuser
power:x:84:myuser
netdev:x:86:myuser
 
Old 03-05-2011, 01:50 AM   #5
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udevd is running fine, however, I was no longer in the power group. I just fixed that and will reboot.
I am the only user on this machine (well, my wife too), so I boot runlevel 4 with auto login.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 01:55 AM   #6
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which desktop manager are you using for autologin? you can try also switching it or go in init 3 and startx from there, to see if things change.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 02:08 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 02:25 AM   #8
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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).

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Old 03-05-2011, 02:51 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 11:50 AM   #10
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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.

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